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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Harmony's List

                               Jae Kamel’s URLs
              A tribute to Harmony’s List.
                                     May 2016 Update  

Special Edition recapping the best of Harmony’s Website Links.

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Presented in HDTV.

I.  The Homefree.
II.  More Peaceniks.
III.  Cultural Enrichment.
IV.  Ecology.
V.  More Mind Tools.
VI.  More Web Tools.
VII.  Metaphysics.
VIII.  Music and Video.
IX.  Science.
X.  History.

Note on all the Sections: look at the “About Us” section.

I. The Homefree.
Note on The Homefree Section: Many sites shown won’t be from your area. These are included so that communities may look at each other’s Programs for the poor, which is, obviously, what most homefree people are. Also: not all the sites have changed over to the new usage ‘homefree’. Many of the sites are old. An e-mail or two to them from you, dear reader, will be useful in this regard. 2015: Note also that some of these links, and their websites, still have the old-school word “homeless” in them. Some of the sites are old, up to 10 years old and more, and so, they still have the old-fashioned “homeless” word in them, not the “homefree” we use today.   }Welcome to Help for the Homeless Section. The E-Activist CyberActivism At Work. Updated February 10, 2002. Help for the Homeless Section: National Coalition for the Homeless. Weblinks on Homelessness at CSF. US Dept. of Health and Human Services: AHF: Help Homeless People in Asia and Africa (08/29/01); Petition to End Homelessness in Canada (11/15/01). 2015 DL. Replacement:   }Directory of Local Homeless Service Organizations .  70 links on the page, grouped by State.  Also see...   }In a city still suffering from a housing crisis that ripped through economically disadvantaged black and Latino communities, an article that throws a national spotlight on Chicago activists’ fight to claim empty and dilapidated houses is a welcome acknowledgement of their struggle. In a May 29 article titled “The Death and Life of Chicago,” The New York Times Magazine looked at the activism that has sprung up to tackle the glut of vacant and foreclosed buildings in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods. The story focused on the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, a group fighting evictions and foreclosures that modeled its activism on South Africa’s Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign's tactic of building homes on unused land.   }Daily Clicks for Charity, It doesn't get any easier then this to help make a difference. Just one click every day and you've done something each day to help change the world. Good for you! Well done! Choose Your Favorite Cause....  2015 DL. Replacement:   }All profits raised by clicking on the above 'Click to Give' button will gladly be donated to the following organization. The National Alliance to End Homelessness (below). The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonprofit, non-partisan, organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) works to end homelessness. Though the popular response to homelessness in America has long been shelter, the Alliance maintains that we can end homelessness altogether and not just one night at a time. Years of research, pilot projects, and case studies show that there are solutions to effectively and efficiently end homelessness through housing.   }about the Street Spirit in SF. This link used to go to a clearinghouse that the Quakers sponsor but has been changed. See also:   }peacemaking work among Quakers.    }Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. DL 2011 2012 Update   }”Today, we’re still assisting those who help the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted in Jesus’ name—but in a whole new way. If you need help to locate an overnight shelter, recovery program, or maybe just a place where someone will listen to your story and give counsel, you’ll find it here.”    }Alone In London…see the About Us. Has added an informative video.   }Seeking Shelter The Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth. Our goal here is to update that report, so we began with the same assumption as the original authors three years ago: Every child deserves a supportive and loving home. Unfortunately, our findings indicate that this is still not the reality for too many LGBT youth  across the United States.    }It is with great regret that we announce that Architecture for Humanity, LLC will be filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Board expects that the bankruptcy will be filed within the next two weeks. This decision was made after serious consideration and review of all options. All staff was laid off as of January 1, 2015 and the physical office in San Francisco has been closed. As of January 1, 2015, the organization also stopped accepting donations. It is important to distinguish that while Architecture for Humanity as a 501c3 company is filing for bankruptcy, many of the international chapters of Architecture for Humanity, while they share a common name, are separate legal entities and will continue their work without pause. Additionally, the U.S. based chapters of Architecture for Humanity are managed by all volunteer directors, and those directors have vowed to continue the work of the organization, though it may be under a different name. It is a testament to what Architecture for Humanity has meant tothe profession that the work will continue. Replacement:    }HAWSE (Homes through Apprenticeships With Skills for Employment.) Here's the winner of an interesting and important competition that challenged architects to design housing for the homeless for under £20,000 ($31,700) per unit. Whew, that is a challenge. Organized by Building Trust International, the HOME competition attracted 450 proposals from over 50 cities. Architects and designers from 20 different countries are thinking about the same difficult issues. The winner was this design by Levitt Bernstein, slotted into abandoned garage spaces. The 23 sq. m. one room unit could be built for about £13,000 ($20,100).  Each unit contains a sleeping area, washroom and kitchen facilities. The project would be built through an apprenticeship scheme with the components manufactured off-site and assembled in situ so it's quickly put-together and easily recycled as well.   }homefree people’s network by thread. About 500 links.    }Austin (Texas) Street Centre; their effort.    }Clean simple site, award winning Bay Area Homefree Alliance. DL 2011 2012 Update: For Info:   }enlarge text or zoom. Article continues for several pages. The BAHA apparently ended in 2001. See also   }about BAHA. Enlarge text.   }Community Homeless Alliance Ministry. “One of the few grassroots, urban ministries for the homeless in the Bay Area -- where some of the highest rents and lowest vacancy rates in the nation have driven thousands of individuals and families into homelessness. CHAM's ministry seeks to empower those with the least and invites all people, rich and poor, to join together in creating equality, justice, and abundance for all.”    }another clean site, their Manifesto on PDF.     }Santa Clara’s effort; good Teen Links.   }brief bio of Jacques Verduin.   }Innovative architectural design team from Slovakia came up with a brilliant idea how to transform roadside billboards into small apartments for the homeless. The two-room apartments would be built around the triangular shape of the billboard and feature a kitchen, an office space, a bed with some storage underneath, and even a bathroom. DesignDevelop, the team behind this project, explain the idea on their website: “The Gregory project brings optimization to the construction of billboard structures. Such an object would need just  a minimal maintenance cost which could be partially paid through the rental of its advert space”.     }Action for Boston Community Development.   }one of the better shelters for the homefree in the U.S. Recommended. A good model for others to follow.      }Using music to heal the poor and homefree. Watch the new short video. They’re located in Corte Madera, Ca.   }their site as it appears today.   }their thorough links page.     }Help for children in motels, etc. 2011 Update: that link is gone, but the Cape Cod Connection site is still there. No info on the clergy helping children living in motels, that Harmony found when she was there.    }one from ASWAN Links. See above for ASWAN.     }Chicago’s unique effort for the homefree.    }Are you currently homeless or are you on the edge of homelessness? If so, there are a number of agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area that may be able to help you get out of homelessness or prevent you from becoming homeless. If you need shelter,call the Cincinnati shelter hotline (513) 381-SAFE (7233). This is the Central Access Point (CAP) a centralized intake system for families and individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Intake Specialists screen callers based on their immediacy of need and make appropriate referrals into a partner agency’s program. Be prepared for a wait time. Unfortunately, due to the high need, Greater Cincinnati shelters are frequently full. CAP accepts call from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. The only way to get in to the following shelters is through this hotline: Bethany House Services, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Mercy Franciscan at St.
John, the Salvation Army, Mt. Airy Center (to see if you qualify for these shelters, see criteria below.)   }Coalition For The Homefreeness, NY Coalition for the Homefree. Online since 5 July 2000. Page is current (26oct15); The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.    }The Council of Europe is the continent's leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states. Individuals can bring complaints of human rights violations to the Strasbourg Court once all possibilities of appeal have been exhausted in the member state concerned. The European Union is preparing to sign the European Convention on Human Rights, creating a common European legal space for over 820 million citizens.   }It relates to with Articles 13 (right to social and medical assistance), 16 (right of the family to social, legal and economic protection), 17 (right of children and young persons to social, legal and economic protection), 19 (right of migrant workers and their families to protection and assistance), 30 (right to protection against poverty and social exclusion), 31 (right to housing), taken alone or in conjunction with Article E of the European Social Charter.    }Colorado Coalition, not as warm & fuzzy. 2015 Update:   }In over 30 years of service, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has developed a variety of supportive affordable housing developments in Colorado. Our integrated housing approach combines high-quality housing for homeless families with affordable homes for individuals and families with lower incomes. Services such as counseling, life skills training, financial literacy and employment assistance contribute to housing stability for those that once were homeless. Our quality architectural designs and environmental standards add significant value to neighborhoods and cultivate pride and well-being among residents and the larger community.   }the Community Foundation of Boulder County, with $39,000,000.00 in assets.    }Every American has a right to fair housing, in dignity, and without fear of discrimination. Based on federal laws, housing cannot be denied to anyone because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status. In Michigan, marital status and age are also protected. Use these articles and resources to learn about fair housing law and to protect your fair housing rights.  We help people who are homeless, people with disabilities, and anyone in housing crisis. Our Housing Resource Center, a one-stop-shop for all things housing, directs people to resources at Community Housing Network and other organizations. We collaborate closely with our community partners to provide the highest level of service possible to those who need it most.   }about 1/4th attendees housed. From Boston, Ma.    }effort of Kansas City’s “Mr. Compassion”. He’s in their new mini-video.   }the necessity to shelter the homeless is a prevalent and widespread reality for many urban areas, including oakland, california, the hometown of american artist gregory kloehn who is using his creative capacity as an action for change. as the founder of the ‘homeless homes project‘ — a community driven initiative — kloehn has realized a low-cost, practical and imaginative solution for the construction of habitable shelters for those living on the streets. he combs through heaps of illegally dumped trash, commercial waste and excess household items piled in alleyways and discarded throughout the city, and 'upcycles' the raw materials into walls, roofs, doors, windows, wheels and locks. kloehn describes that adopting the otherwise disused garbage as a medium for architectural development ‘diminishes money’s influence over the building process‘ and transforms the rejected debris into an object of hope and happiness.    }significant effort deep in Los Angeles. DL 2011.  Replacement:   }zoom in or enlarge text. It ended in 2006 but the report here is still well worth reading. And:   }from the same site.   }viva La Web. Their own site. 2011 Update: this site seems to be made by someone who lived in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, so, evidently Harmony traveled there. It has a new video on it, about 1 minute.   }This is a call-out for support - if you can get here before midnight tonight and want to stay here, and eat with us and have a merry night then please do. After midnight, the last door will be fully barricaded. Anyone wishing to show support for this illegal eviction after this point please turn up at 13-17 Carden Street (off City Walls Road), Worcester WR1 around 11.30 tomorrow (WEDNESDAY), bring banners, cameras and camera-phones and provide positive public relations because if they are forcing their way into our home IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE and we will not be scared by this bullshit.   }East Bay Coalition for the Homefree. “East Bay Coalition for the Homeless housing program provides apartments for homeless families with children, combined with case management and supportive services. The East Bay Coalition for the Homefree has 18 apartments in the East Bay area. They are located in East Providence, Warren and Bristol.”    }National Alliance to End Homefreeness. April 24, 2015 Is homelessness in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? There are, what appear to be, conflicting answers to that question. This is due to variations in the types of people counted, the data sources used, and methodologies used to collect data. This resource explains trends in homelessness as well as the various data sources for and limitations on data collected on homelessness.   }Interactive Tools + Solutions. The Homelessness Research Institute has developed interactive maps, calculators, and charts to improve understanding of concepts related to ending homelessness.   }This map serves as a database of January 2015 Point-in-Time Counts that have been reported in media reports or on Continuum of Care/government websites. Red markers indicate reports of increases and green markers indicate reports of decreases. Stories of partial counts (e.g. unsheltered only or families only) are not included. Links to the report are included. Do you know of a community report not shown in the below map? Notify us and send the report to the Alliance by e-mail. Note: Though all links in this map are live at the time that they are added to the map, archiving practices at online media outlets will lead to some broken links for older stories.   }In the middle of the tents, blue tarps, and simple shacks that make up Nickelsville—a homeless community in Seattle that roams from place to place wherever it can find land to use temporarily—there's a prototype of a tiny new green house. It's the beginning of a new, moveable "eco-village" for the community. And it was designed and built by teenagers. Dubbed the Impossible City, the house is part of a project run by Sawhorse Revolution, a local nonprofit that teaches students basic design and construction skills while building things that the community can actually use. One day, project leaders happened to walk by Nickelsville and realized they could help.     }hub for Europe’s efforts to house people.  DL 2015. Replacement:   }FEANTSA, the European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless, was established in 1989 as a European non-governmental organisation to prevent and alleviate the poverty and social exclusion of people threatened by or living in homelessness. It is the only major European network that focuses exclusively on homelessness.      }bringing the Web to the homefree. ASPIN/ASU. DL 2011. 2014 Update: the old ASPIN/ASU network was deliberately destroyed. Now, here’s the replacement:   }Homeless People's Network Discussion List. If you've ever been homeless--or are now--here's a new list just for you. It spans three continents and a range of worldviews and backgrounds. While some posts are personal, most focus on news, views and solutions to homelessness. In our first month (10-97), list members posted 5-20 letters most weekdays, and often more on weekends. Our members are mainly in the USA and Canada, but also Britain, Germany Australia. We represent a large range of worldviews and backgrounds. Via HPNLIST, homeless people working with activist groups, street newspapers and other homeless-run projects (such as squats, centers, shelters and housing) can share information daily. The same network resurrected by ASU, with a new URL. Posting Guidelines: HPNLIST will not censor posts. Still, I encourage members to: 1) address how to end homelessness, 2) treat facts and theories fairly, (and) 3) write in a tone of personal respect.    }Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,162 groups with 8,112,607 members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on 'Browse Groups' above the search box. Have fun!      }Richmond, Virginia’s homefree efforts. DL 2011. 2015 Replacement:   }Agencies in Virginia provide financial aid to pay housing costs, such as rent, as well as other services in an effort to prevent homelessness. The non-profit organizations partner with the Department of Housing and Community Development in an effort to assist as many low income and struggling families as possible. Participants can receive everything from emergency cash grants to referrals and legal support. As expanded upon below, there are several components of the state’s Homeless Prevention Program.       }they have some good Links. DL 2011.   2016 Replacement:       }ASWAN : A Society Without A Name, For People Without A Home, Millennium Future Present. We are a community advocacy group led by people who are currently or formerly homeless or in transition. ASWAN has been organizing in Richmond, Virginia since the 1990s; our current group has been active since 2000. We run campaigns around City infrastructure, access to public space, and other issues affecting community members. Our most recent efforts are laid out on our issues page. You also can contact us, join our email list, and get get involved!    }work in Ontario, Canada.    }Under The Bridge, Obits of homefree dead (NH). DL 2011   }Georgia (US) attempt to house people.    }DL 2011 formerly part of the   network (below).    }UK based, global effort. DL 2011 Update: this site has totally changed, now requires a login with password, and to all intents and purposes is a DL. /    }AfterShare Kids & Families w/VOA. DL 2011.  Replacement:     }Young people like you care about the serious problems we face in the world and are trying to make a difference. Your generation has ideas—some simple ideas, some complex ideas, and some ideas that might sound crazy, but just might work. The world needs to hear what you think, and learn about how you are already making the world better. That’s what this special newspaper section, and the book it comes from, titled, Generation Fix, is all about.    }from Chattanooga, Tennessee. DL 2011. Replacement 2016:    }State Links: TN211 has many resources in the state. Most are listed below, though some additions have been made as well. The areas covered are (in order) Chattanooga Area, Knoxville Area, Nashville Area, Tri-Cities Area, Midstate E and W.   }Could the tiny house phenomenon solve America’s homeless epidemic? Andrew Heben, urban planner and professional tiny house builder, says it can. His new book Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages explores the growing trend of American tent cities and how micro housing villages could transition people out of homelessness for good.   }you should have known, there’s a homefree poet’s café. And their sitemap:   }check it out. Does your town have one?   }the law. Has the text of Chapter 119, homeless assistance, of the U.S. Code. After many clicks, you’ll be able to see the actual text of all the federal laws on homefreeness, in HTML rather than pdf or whatever.     }education and advocacy group. They advocate for a universal living wage (that works).    }Housing New Canadians (Toronto, Ontario).    }homefree help in Hawaii. And:   }their mission.    }housing in the Silicon Valley. They house more than 27,000 people at 26 locations! Alas, they just closed their Menlo Park housing facility.   }why is this on the homefree List? Well, being in prison makes a man or woman homefree!  There is still huge stigma attached to serving out one’s debt to society, and people come out with no homes, no jobs, no family, and no friends. So… this project helps them to get back into society, and not to go back in to prison (that’s what they call recidivism). Highly Recommended. “Insight Prison Project transforms the lives of those affected by incarceration through programs designed to develop behavior inspired by insight, accountability and compassion.”    }welcome! The InterShelter™, is a patented revolutionary portable shelter. Our Intershelter domes have bridged the gap from tents and trailers to traditionally built framed houses. Made of a high-tech aerospace composite material, the Intershelter™ is built to sustain hurricane strength winds or earthquakes and insulated to stay warm in extreme arctic sub-zero degree weather or cool in hot desert climates, these portable dome structures can be assembled in just a few hours by three untrained people. The pieces can fit in the back of a pick up truck, single helicopter sling, or a bush cargo plane and can be set up on almost any terrain.  The Intershelter™ is being hailed as the most cost effective solution to homelessness.   }The Heart Of Harmony. I think it's possible that we can live in Peace in this World - beyond, and in spite of, all our different belief systems. Surely it is possible that we can see past the limited concepts that divide us, and arrive at a place that includes all of us?  "An enemy is one whose story we have not heard." -Gene Knudsen Hoffman|A First Step Toward Reconciliation.   }Make Poverty History is part of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP). National campaigns are now active in over 100 countries. The global campaign, which also launched in 2005, presses G8 leaders for action on global poverty issues, with the support of a wide cross-section of public interest and faith groups, trade unions, international development agencies, students, academics and literary, artistic and sports leaders.    }Maryland and Delaware work to house the homefree. Meeting Ground is a community, rooted in traditions of faith and promise, in which families with children, women, and men experiencing homefreeness are welcome - as are all others who are seeking or in need.   }The Mind, Body, and Awareness Program. Clearly this is work that helps the homefree, and helps others to avoid becoming homefree. “At the Mind Body Awareness Project we believe at-risk & incarcerated youth have the potential to take control of their actions and fully transform their lives – they are literally one breath away from making better decisions. As a non-profit organization, we have developed a unique mental training program consisting of mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence exercises designed to strengthen youth’s minds, relieve their toxic stress, and build their ability to make better decisions.” Highly Recommended.     }National Affordable Housing Network.   }National Coalition for the Homefree.   }A few blocks’ distance shouldn’t render a place invisible, but for generations in Los Angeles it has. Skid Row has one of the highest concentrations of homeless people in the nation. Demographers estimate there are 5,000 to 11,000 destitute individuals living in a 50-block radius just south of the crowded bars and hip restaurants of downtown, pushing shopping carts down trash-strewn streets and when it gets dark, passing out on the ground. Most Angelenos have no reason to visit the area or consider the people living there. The Trust has a plan to change that. Unlike all the plans that came before, it relies on something that this culture capital already knows how to do well — aesthetics. Its portfolio of edgy, striking buildings has raised the design profile of Los Angeles and reframed the conversation about how to build affordable housing in a place where income inequality ranks among the highest in the nation.    }National Law Center on Homefreeness & Poverty. Wash., D. C. Lawyers working to end homefreeness.    }Joy Junction, New Mexico’s  largest homefree refuge.    }homefree people’s network; with archives, etc. DL 2011 Alas, they no longer sponsor that network.  2016 Replacement:     }If you've ever been homeless--or are now--here's a new list just for you. It spans three continents and a range of worldviews and backgrounds. While some posts are personal, most focus on news, views and solutions to homelessness. In our first month (10-97), list members posted 5-20 letters most weekdays, and often more on weekends. Our members are mainly in the USA and Canada, but also Britain, Germany Australia. We represent a large range of worldviews and backgrounds. Via HPNLIST, homeless people working with activist groups, street newspapers and other homeless-run projects (such as squats, centers, shelters and housing) can share information daily. Archives, November 1997-May 5, 2008 
Current Archives May 6, 2008-present.   }The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civilrights protected. NCH began 30 years ago at a convening of state and local organizations working together to ensure the right to shelter and access to affordable housing for men, women, children and families who were experiencing homelessness. NCH decided early on that it would be an organization that not only welcomed the participation of people who had experienced homelessness, but made certain that there would always be a place at the table for input and decision making.   }The guests were there to watch the final presentations of interior-design M.F.A. students, for a class called Housing the Homeless in NYC, co-taught by Walz and the designer Alex Schweder, which Parsons offered, in conjunction with the Pratt Institute, for the first time this semester. Eminent designers were there to offer critiques. Calvin Tsao, of the firm Tsao and McKown, explained that he was particularly interested in the subject at hand, because in the past few years, “After many years of serving the one per cent,” he said, “I finally thought, ‘This is not what I’ve dedicated my life to.’ ” His latest project is a retirement home for elderly monks in Bhutan.    }National Health Care for the Homefree, Inc. They have a new video on their page.      }Homefree News (National Housing Institute). This page has the bad news about criminalizing homefreeness, which is so un-American.   }The Law Center is the only national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness.  It works to expand access to affordable housing, meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at risk, and strengthen the social safety-net through Policy advocacy; Public education; Impact litigation; and Advocacy training and support. We believe all human beings have the right to a basic standard of living that includes safe, affordable housing, healthcare, and freedom from discrimination and cruelty.    }Oregon Housing & Community Services. Their Section 8 housing national search engine:   }from    }Open Door Missions (Houston, Tx.).   }STREET LIGHTS: AMERICA`S LOST : IN THE LAND OF PLENTY. There.. but for fortune...go you or I..... This site is made in the hopes of bringing attention and help to the ones living mon the street...The many thousands of homeless... in the 'Land Of Plenty'...25% of which are veterans.   }poem there starts: “What the Wind Knows./ A cold wind seeks its lonely path/ down the citys'` concrete corridors/ and like a lover coming home creeping/ snuggles up to a man who sinks farther down/ against the alley wall in his ragged vest and shivers. “   }The News About It. The Jinn News Service of the Pacific News Service. Their unique links:   }you won’t find these elsewhere.   }Homeless housing options. 369 links on this page. Alternative housing. Recommended. (2015);prvw;js=n;rd=n    }StreetRing is literally voices from the street. Created for homeless or formerly homeless people who have discovered the Internet and have decided to try building Web pages. Membership is NOT restricted. The major focus is dialogue. Service providers, governmental staff, academics and students, and other interested people should feel welcome. By taking time to navigate the sites of StreetRing, a Web surfer should have his or her thinking changed in some way. This is our StreetRing hubpage. We have 11 carefully chosen sites for you to choose from below. We hope you'll visit each one!    }PovertyNet, info hub, links. Clean Site; see the “Issues” list. An online anti-poverty community.   }this is an important effort to help the homefree. Film.   }Some of their programs for the homefree, which are among the best in the country.    }story on their Holistic Center.    }Oregon Coalition on Housing & Homefreeness, in Salem, Oregon.    }the American Homeless Society,  New York Chapter.    }from the Almanac of Policy Issues, a report on homefreeness. Also good links on page, categorized.    }Housing for American Indians.    }studies of mental health  & the Homefree.   }Rhode Island Coalition for the Homefree, good effort.   }Rosie’s sanctuary for poor and Homefree women. Worth a look. For instance, their programs:   }on this page.   }This is an ongoing project. It, by definition, will never be completed. The plan here is to use this gallery as a journal style compilation of photos I capture on the streets depicting the homeless and their lifestyle (Some with stories and others without). The hope is to open more eyes to the horrible reality of homelessness. I see and know far too many people who have absolutely no regard for people in a lower social class and with this journal, I hope I can change some minds.   }Understanding the Concept of Homelessness. Images and observations of contemporary homelessness abound but they cannot substitute for a thoroughgoing review of the subject. (Hopper & Hamberg, 1984, p. 7) Our goal is to explore the idea of homefreeness from a variety of perspectives so that the reader develops a well-grounded understanding of the concept of homefreeness in the United States.    }Salt of the Earth, catholic online social justice. Many links on site, new video. Salt of the Earth is your online toolbox for social-justice news and informationand ideas about direct service and social justice advocacy.     }A group of homeless people and their advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Los Angeles and police alleging the wrongful seizure of people's property. Plaintiffs include four homeless individuals who say their constitutional rights were violated when city employees allegedly took their belongings without due process or notice. They’re seeking damages and a stop to the practice. One of the individuals, Carl Mitchell said he had been falsely arrested for stealing a shopping cart. When he was released from jail, he was not able to get back his backpack containing medications and medical appointment papers, according to the suit.  Another plaintiff Michael Escobedo said he had stepped away from his tent for coffee when city employees started a street clean-up. The suit said upon his return he was allowed to retrieve some of his things, but the tent got thrown away. "The (city is) using justifications to take the property and destroy it in the name of cleaning up the city," said civil rights attorney Carol Sobel, who is one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs. "What that does is makes homeless people criminals and leaves them without any lifeline."     } Berkeley and Oakland (Ca.). They no longer (2011) have an Archives section.     }world news on squatters and freespaces (mostly Europe). An international internet magazine with main focus on squatted houses, car sites and other free spaces. 2016 Update:  The site moved.     }and the new one is    }The original URL is maintained, check that out as well. The new site says "Squat!net provides websites, email and mailing lists for squatters and related projects since 1997 ! We are a volunteer and non -profit based group of people building an autonomous infrastructure. Squat!net is offering hosting for political projects related to squatting, housing rights and land struggles. We can provide you with a website with a domain name (* Squat!net is not the only non-commercial alternative to,,,, etc (check prism-break for open source alternatives). Here is a list with more alternative autonomous hosting groups :
* . "   }It is very difficult to determine how many homeless people there are in the world because countries have different legal definitions for homelessness. Natural disasters and sudden civil unrest also complicate the picture. The best we have is a conservative estimate from the United Nations in 2005, which puts the number of homeless at 100 million. One approximation of the annual number of homeless in America is from a study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, which estimates between 2.3 and 3.5 million people experience homelessness. According to a 2008 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report an estimated 671,888 people experienced homelessness in one night in January 2007. Some 58 percent of them were living in shelters and transitional housing and, 42 percent were unsheltered.   }Shelter 2.0 is  a digitally fabricated transitional shelter designed by Bill Young and Robert Bridges.  It is our hope that by offering our designs and cut files to anyone who needs them or has the desire to help those in need that we can help change the way the homeless and displaced are provided for in the future. Shelter 2.0 is about sharing designs and ideas, so that as a design community bound by no borders we can begin to change the way the world thinks about design, production and accessibility.   }It’s just after 7 a.m. as a small band of runners sets out on W. 7th Street in downtown St. Paul, pumping their arms and legs in unison. They’re members of Next Steps — a running club for homeless people.  For more than a year now, the club has been meeting on Monday and Friday mornings to jog together through these city streets known intimately by some of the runners. Some wear donated sneakers and workout clothes. Others bring their own gear and use a closet at the shelter to stash their belongings. The group comprises homeless people from the Listening House shelter in St. Paul and volunteers.   }Street Roots — published weekly in Portland, Oregon  — has been Portland's flagship publication addressing homelessness and poverty since 1998. "Street Roots is a critical ally in the systems change work that is happening in our community.  Not only do they provide first-rate news coverage of important issues that impact low-income and homeless residents of Portland, they are at the table and a thoughtful voice in the hard conversations about how we can better meet the needs of people living in poverty."- Marc Jolin, Executive Director, JOIN.  }Dale was one of 30 architecture students who worked during the spring semester on building two "tiny homes" that will be donated to Community First! Village -- a 27-acre community in Austin designed to provide affordable housing and amenities to the disabled and chronically homeless. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were 19,177 homeless people in Texas in 2014. Texas A&M student Laura Malek gives a tour of her group’s “tiny home” to Shelley Holliday on Thursday. Malek’s group, along with another, had $9,000 to complete two tiny homes as semester projects that will be donated to Community First! Village.   }For the fourth time in five weeks, homeless people in Albuquerque are facing eviction from a patch of unused ground where they had set up tents and sought to cobble together some kind of community. State police and Department of Transportation (NMDOT) officials notified the campers on Tuesday that they would have until Friday afternoon to disperse. An NMDOT spokeswoman told ThinkProgress that the agency will not use police to enforce that Friday deadline, but will ask a judge to order the campers to disperse — something that could ultimately mean law enforcement would get involved if the homeless campers still refuse to comply. The original “Tent City” had about 30 tents when Albuquerque city police and social workers cleared it out in February. Just five days after moving the last stragglers off the original site, city employees covered the original tent site with “sharp, bowling ball-sized rocks,” local foreclosure attorney Joe Coffey told ThinkProgress.    }Homefree & the Web. Good site. Good info, also connects to a “Street Ring” Webring, and other webrings.   }Our Mission Statement: LoveCry is a street-based non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of abuse, in general, and the devastating consequences it has on our children, in particular. The organizations primary focus is to bring to the forefront the plight of homeless youth - street kids- by educating and informing the public as to why these kids end up on the streets. As well, the organization provides assistance to teenagers who fall through the cracks by approaching their issues in an entirely different spectrum.   }On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."    }DPI/NGO Relations invites you to a Briefing “Home at Last? The State of the Homeless in Today’s Cities” (In Observance of World Habitat Day – 4 October) Thursday, 7 October 2010United Nations, DPI/NGO Relations Cluster, Room S-1070 J. DPI/NGO Relations invites you to a Briefing, “Home at Last? The State of the Homeless in Today’s Cities” (In Observance of World Habitat Day – 4 October) Thursday, 7 October 2010. Accurate figures on the global scale of homelessness are especially unavailable and underestimated, partly because it is difficult to pinpoint exact numbers of homeless people who have no address or contact information. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme [UN-HABITAT] estimates that 1.1 billion people live in inadequate housing conditions in urban areas alone, while an estimated 100 million have no housing whatsoever. In the United States, one of the wealthier developed countries, according to a 2007 study by the U.S. National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, some 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year. Children make up 23% of people experiencing homelessness in the United States, and 42% of those children are under 5 years old. Fax: (212) 963-6914; E-mail: . Tel: (917) 367-9380 / (212) 963 7709.   }3 April 2013 –Two United Nations independent experts today urged the Hungarian Government to retract a recently passed amendment that criminalizes homelessness, stressing this will result in discrimination against those without shelter. “Such legislation will have a disproportionate impact on persons living in poverty in general and on homeless persons in particular,” Ms. Sepúlveda said. “This will not only impede the enjoyment of human rights of homeless persons, but will also promote prejudice towards people living in poverty and homeless persons for generations to come.” “Through this amendment, the Hungarian Parliament institutionalizes the criminalization of homelessness and enshrines discrimination against and stigmatization of homeless persons in the Constitution,” said the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda. On Monday, the Parliament passed an amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law that authorizes national and municipal legislation to outlaw sleeping in public spaces.    }28 January 2015 – A group of United Nations human rights experts has welcomed the decision by the Government of the Netherlands to grant funding for municipalities that provide emergency shelters to homeless migrants in a reversal from the Dutch authorities’ earlier position. In a press release issued earlier today, Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, François Crépeau, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, and Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, greeted the Dutch Government’s announcement as “a significant change” from its earlier stance. The Government had previously refused to give emergency food, clothing, and shelter (popularly called “bed, bath and bread” in the country), despite repeated disapproval by international and regional human rights bodies.   }NRWA estimates around 17,000 destroyed or damaged homes, rendering 100,000 people homeless in Gaza. 19 October 2014 – A week after a major conference in Cairo on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Gaza, and in the wake of recent visits to Gaza by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah and United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the key UN agency on the ground there has begun scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip. In a press release, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced today that it is now focusing on providing food, water and sanitation services to over 40,000 displaced people in 18 of its installations, psycho-social support particularly for children, cash grants to the homeless for rent, as well as urgent repairs to 118 UNRWA installations, so that we can bring our services to full capacity.   }David Harris speaks softly and eloquently, each word chosen with the care of a true poet. This beautiful voice does not fit the rest of the picture. His face is dark and weathered with carefully guarded eyes. An oversized jacket covers multiple layers of sweaters and shirts. More telling is the defeated hunch in his shoulders, his hesitance to make eye contact. David’s intelligence and kindness are never realized by most of the world because he is homeless. “One of the first things you have to do when in service is get to know the people you are serving,” says Randy Smith, a Nashvillian who has volunteered with Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at Vanderbilt for more than a decade. “You have to get down into the streets, you have to know who it is you are working with. Once you get to know them, you get to love them. And once you start to love them, then you can serve them.”    }Veteran’s Assistance Foundation: veterans helping veterans. 2015 DL. Replacement:   }To operate programs designed to assist homeless or at risk of becoming homeless veterans maintain or improve their status in society by providing a safe and secure environment through which they can access a wide array of human services. The focus of these programs is to assist homeless veterans with the services that have prevented them from becoming re-established in their communities.   }An upcoming National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) report shows that municipal bans on publicly giving people free food has increased sharply between January 2013 and April 2014.The report, which has not yet been published, was shared with VICE News on Friday. It detailed new restrictions in 33 US cities that were passed during the past year alone. The report is set to be released later this month. It is NCH’s third report on food sharing and highlights the types of restrictions cities use to shut down religious and community groups that give out food, and also examines the motivations behind the efforts to quash public food-sharing.    }It's my goal to have this page be of real service to those in need of help and/or information. This page is essentially meant to work in tandem with both my Architects and Homeless Resource pages. The Architects Links section has been included here, because a long-term solution for housing is vitally needed, as well as emergency stop-gap measures. In many places around the globe, low-income housing is being destroyed and replaced with high-income housing, thus depriving many of affordable shelter. These architectural links have all been chosen for resourcefulness and sense of innovation, as well as awareness of the environment and economical building materials.    }Housing for the Homeless: 14 Smart & Sensitive Solutions. Article by Steph, filed under Cities & Urbanism in the Architecture category.  City officials spend a lot of time and energy worrying about how to keep homeless people off public furniture and out of certain common areas, when they should be considering how to better manage the issue of homelessness in general.  One area of focus is homeless housing, whether simply meeting the immediate needs of people who live on the streets or providing a more long-term, forward-thinking transitional living spaces. These 14 designs for homeless housing provoke thought as to how we can meet the needs of disadvantaged people living in our own communities, and ensure that the situation is only temporary.   }info. hub for Housing co-operatives and similar. The page with all the answers about resident control.    }computers for the poor, kids: badly needed.   }a quick look at Dome Village, Los Angeles.

II. More Peaceniks & Their Kind. (See also Part Deux.)    }American Friends Service Committee. AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world.  - ACGC facilitates member organizations' working towards global peace; a sustainable environment; equal human rights for all; a just, global economy; and global ethics
education. 2014 DL.  Replacement:    } The Global Coalition for Change (GCC) is an international association for NGO’s interested in accelerating progress towards the United Nations’ 2030, education, gender, and development targets in a sustainable way. The GCC was formed after 2014 World Literacy Summit,  to accelerate progress with developing literacies; raising awareness of illiteracy issues in their part of the world; participating in networks to affect sustainable change; contributing to a collaborative platform to share best practices; global citizenship education and education for sustainable development goals.    }Amnesty International. Also with a new video on their site.   2016 DL.  Replacement:      }Your rights in jeopardy: The year that saw a global assault on people’s basic freedoms, with many governments brazenly breaking international law and deliberately undermining institutions meant to protect people’s rights. International protection of human rights is in danger of unraveling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International. “Millions of people are suffering enormously at the hands of states and armed groups, while governments  are shamelessly painting the protection of human rights as a threat to security, law and order or national ‘values’.”    }Association for Global New Thought. (Santa Barbara, Ca.) Clean site.    }the “50megs” websites are mostly down now, or gone; here is a cached copy of this page:   }Apologia Home Page. Among the topics discussed, is “Biblical support for the Qu’ran” .     }We are an intentional Christian community of more than 2,700 people living in twenty-three settlements on four continents. We are a fellowship of families and singles, practicing radical discipleship in the spirit of the first church in Jerusalem. We gladly renounce private property and share everything in common. Our vocation is a life of service to God, each other, and you. Founded in 1920 in Germany, the Bruderhof (“place of brothers” in German) has its roots in the Anabaptist tradition of Europe’s Radical Reformation. We practice adult baptism. We are also pacifists and conscientious objectors. While we love our countries and countrymen, our faith transcends political and nationalistic affiliations.    }housing and support for HIV/AIDS people.   }her biography…    }aid to non-profits for fundraising, etc. Fundraising and Philanthropy.    }Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice. In Los Angeles.   }Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.    }News & Views of the Progressive Community.    }list of Progressive & Activist Sites.  Many links.    }Evangelical Lutheran Church (also helps homefree).    }Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance. New videos on site. It appears that they no longer have a linklist.    }The Fellowship Of Reconciliation (may have been on JKU-II).    }clearinghouse for charities and the like. Read their mission statement.    }social change activism; housing the homefree. Good site. DL 2011.  Replacement 2016:     }Articles by Randy Shaw, who started Housing America. In 1999, Shaw founded Housing America to build national pressure for increased federal affordable housing funds. To this end he co-authored the study, There’s No Place Like Home: How America’s Housing Crisis, Threatens Our Children, which generated several widespread media coverage. In fact, the study was voted the 9th most censored study for 2003 by Project Censored. Randy Shaw is the Director of San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the Editor-in-Chief of the online daily newspaper "Beyond Chron." He is the author of three books, "Beyond the Fields", "The Activist's Handbook", and "Reclaiming America".    }Human Rights Watch, privately supported NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations).    }alliance of humanitarian NGOs (US-based).     }New Freedom Bus Tour (end inequality).   }The Juniper Tree. Post: After A Long Silence.    }Kensington Welfare Rights Union Philadelphia Pa.    }Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy    }hub for non-profits and volunteerism. “a personal website which exists to educate visitors about poverty and privilege, and to inform visitors about nonprofit organizations promoting peaceful positive change locally, nationally, and worldwide.”    }”The World’s Dispute Resolution Channel”. Locate a Mediator.    }Jimmy Carter. DL 2011. Replacements:   }lots of info about the book, related to his 2002 acceptance speech or lecture. For instance,    }a conversation with President Carter. This site   }is also informative, but the original site is itself gone and so it is hard to find or recreate either his acceptance speech or his lecture. You can watch his speech here:   }but the lecture is nowhere. 2016 Update: his Nobel Lecture is here:      }Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers his Nobel Lecture after receiving the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize in the Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway.     }”provides a continuous stream of revenue.”    }The mission of Nonviolent Peaceforce is to promote, develop and implement unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict. "All peace-loving people must do all they can to appreciate and endorse such vulnerable groups whose mandate is to stand with the vulnerable, and whose only weapon is their moral strength to be able to do so."    }United Communities of Spirit is a global interfaith network, linking people of diverse faiths and beliefs who want to work with others to build a better world. Our aim is to promote awareness that all humanity is part of the same spiritual family. After logging in, you can choose from a host of options for ways to participate. As of 10/29/14, we have 11007 members, from 112 nations, in 318 faith groups. Of these, 1209 subscribe to our "General" mailing list and 5087 subscribe to our occasional newsletter. UCS has been online continuously since January, 1996. If you are new, please join us. Becoming a member of UCS is free and without obligation. If you are already registered, please log in.      }”Practical, Positive Alternatives For Peace.”     }”Peace through character education.”      }The Only Solution is Conscious Evolution. The Foundation for Conscious Evolution has arisen in response to the unprecedented potential of humanity to destroy this world or to co-create a future of immeasurable possibilities.   2014 DL. Replacement:,_Collective_Intelligence,_and_Conscious_Evolution   }Conceptually, co-intelligence embraces more than collective intelligence (CI), the intelligence of groups. It includes at least multi-modal intelligence, collaborative intelligence, resonant intelligence, universal intelligence, and wisdom. I coined the term cointelligence to provide a conceptual space for all holistic dimensions and forms of intelligence, as collectively they have more intrinsically benign social implications. I like to keep this useful distinction clear, and not use the term “co-intelligence” interchangeably with “collective intelligence”.    }Almost all other religious web sites explain only the beliefs of the webmaster or sponsoring faith group. We are different: we try to explain accurately the full diversity of religious beliefs, world views, and systems of morality, ethics, and values.This web site has over 6,000 essays! You can use the navigation bar to the left << or try the search box above. This web site first went online 1995-APR-09. It is now over 20 years old -- older than and   }”Empowering the leaders of the next generation.”    }quotes from M.W. Those of you who aspire to live a spiritual path, should look at some of the websites in this category. N.b.   }Technology for Social Change (Roxbury, Mass.)   }Their International Projects.   }founded by Marianne Williamson.   }Peace Prayers, incl. Nobel speech by D.L. From many traditions.   }Stop The War, etc. Iraq, Iran, Action Alerts.     }an official NGO represented at the U.N.  - A huge effort to establish January 1st as World Peace Day in 2000, and every year.  2014 DL. Replacement:   }On the occasion of World Day of Peace, January 1st, 2014, receive appeals for peace by e-mail, every couple of hours, for 24 hours, from various recognized organizations as well as information on the world’s great humanitarian causes. Meet peacemakers from here and elsewhere, send your own resolutions and messages of peace and interact with other participants. On New Year’s Day Offer your resolutions and hope for peace on earth By participating in the online vigil.     }Americans speak out against war, etc.

III. Cultural Enrichment. (See also Poetry List )    }an online community dedicated to helping artists. Our goal is to support artists by connecting them with job opportunities, channels to promote their work and the opportunity to network with other artists from around the world. AnD was founded in 2007 by a group of Hong Kong actors and the founders of film website In 2014, AnD was acquired by social community      }for the beginning poet and those who like to share. Clean site.    }The breadth of her interests is most impressive. Within mathematics, she wrote or lectured on astronomy (including its observational aspects - the astrolabe), geometry (and for its day advanced geometry at that) and algebra (again, for its time, difficult algebra), and made an advance in computational technique - all this as well as engaging in religious philosophy and aspiring to a good writing style. Her writings were, as best we can judge, an outgrowth of her teaching in the technical areas of mathematics. In effect, she was continuing a program initiated by her father: a conscious effort to preserve and to elucidate the great mathematical works of the Alexandrian heritage (112). She was murdered in 415 CE by a Christian mob who attacked her on the streets of Alexandria.   }The Culture and History of Science Page"... a blind man may tread surer by a guide than a seeing man can by a light ...". Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning. 1605. HTML versions of historical philosophical writings. Some in German; some in English. All links checked worked and documents are still there (2015).     }computer-artwork, visionary/fantasy. A must-see.  2016 DL.  Replacement:     }their new site; and the Main Gallery is now here:   }Awesome MP3 streaming music to listen to while viewing images. Click on any thumbnail to see enlargement and ordering various products: Start with first thumbnail and then just click on each enlarged image to go to next one. All images in this Gallery are available as 5x7" Quality Greeting Cards (see links on Enlargement Pages). On his original site it said "Most images in this gallery are available as Fine Art Giclee Prints".    } “Being humus the same roturns” - James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake,  Pg. 18.   }Finnegans Wake by James Joyce had been a fav book of Bob's, that he considered the greatest novel of all time. Listen to Dr Wilson cruise through some of the 'Shem The Penman' episode here, deploying his Brooklyn Irish brogue. There are plans for a second and a third edition of the project, so anybody reading this who would like to join this new adventure, please contact: waywordsandmeansigns @ . “Waywords and Meansigns is an upcoming audio version of James Joyce's famous text, Finnegans Wake, to be read in its entirety. The book will be divided into 17 sections, and there will be a different music/reader/performance group assigned to each section. Featuring established as well as up-and-coming artists, Waywords and Meansigns will offer a version of Joyce's work that is stimulating, accessible, and enjoyable to even the most casual of readers and listeners."    }Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.    }another good site for your children/students. The L.A. public library system.    }computers for charities; if the Brits can do it then so can we. (History: Microsoft and Apple already supplied all the nation’s public schools with computers.)    }Let us help you find the right education program to fulfill your artistic needs. We provide information about some of the best online and campus-based creative arts schools available. To begin your search either select from the main creative arts areas; Art, Design, Fashion, Culinary, Broadcasting, Photography, Film, and Cosmetology, or select a specific Art School Location.    }helps communities create permanent housing with services. Links to the other important coalitions. 2015 DL. Replacement:   }Our work cannot be successful unless we work as a movement.  CSH is part of a much larger coalition of allies and partners who are committed to ending long-term homelessness - and all homelessness.     }a real nice site. Thorough. Mr. Kamel’s alma-mater. He’s working for bi-lingualism and cross-cultural education between the U.S. and Mexico, and others.    }Welcome to Dissident Arts, the internet home of NYC writer, percussionist and cultural organizer John Pietaro. This site is a guide to his radical music and literary projects as well as his New Masses Media organization. New Masses Media produces the annual Dissident Arts Festival among other events. New Masses Media Relations creates insightful PR campaigns for musicians and other artists on the Left, in the underground and outside of the mainstream.   }at the State! is a shamelessly biased political journal. We want an end to poverty, exploitation, imperialism, militarism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, environmental destruction, television, and large ugly buildings, and we want it fucking now. We are not affiliated with any political group or party. We publish Eat the State!as a not-for-profit way of sharing information, resources, opinions, and hopefully inspiring action in our community.    }invigorating the Jewish community (i.e., Queens, NY).   }Gimpsy - Active Sites for Active People.   }Gimpsy is an Internet directory that categorizes sites in a new and unique way. Unlike other Internet directories, which categorize sites according to their subject, Gimpsy is concerned first and foremost with the service that a site provides.   }nice site, but the Café Cody doesn’t actually work. This is The Great Rethinking and The Prophets Conference, and they want to bring in the new world with us.       }“We aren’t celebrating our hundredth anniversary, but we’re almost ready to celebrate our 7-month anniversary,” says Hervé Fuyet, the philosophy professor and militant communist living in Quebec who initiated the English version of the l’Humanité website. The Internet site was created in January 2004, and carries a selection of articles which were published in the newspaper and then translated into English.  For Hervé Fuyet, who is also a translator, “English is the language of international communication”. Thus, his interest in translating l’Humanité - “it’s a way of enlarging our influence throughout the world”. The English website for l’Huma is based on the French site. “Sort of a little sister”... The site also favors the more analytical articles, and those less related to current events: criticism of books and films and philosophical ideas.    }living healthier and “greener”, I guess.     }Links to all the other categories; duplicates previous JKUs in some cases.    }Imagine living off the land, producing your own food and energy and getting away from the consumption economy that drives so many of our decisions. For more and more people, off-grid living has become the way to go. Although statistics on Americans who choose to take this route are hard to come by, trends suggest that the number is increasing. Some people do it to be self-reliant or more in touch with nature. Many go off-grid to step away from society. Still others do it because it is the most financially viable option available to them. "Going off the grid is not a game," says Nick Rosen, founder of the Off-Grid website and author of "Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America" (Penguin Books). "It is real life and a real choice for real people."    }.netculture  is a mixed showcase of stunning websites. Do you think that your projects are showing their worth to the world?   }New Civilization Teams. Lookup Flemming Funch ( ) for more information. (see also below…). “Now, what I am interested in is what, for me at least, goes under the heading of a "New Civilization". That is, a society where the needs or everybody are met, where resources are shared for the common good, where people are free to choose how to live and how to express themselves, where the means of living are in the control of those who need and use them, where people live in harmony with each other and with the planet, and where we together can expand our knowledge, capabilities and enjoyment of life.”   }This Week, Exploring The Sharing Economy. Why buy a bike, car or vacation home when you can share them? The shift from ownership to access is powering the sharing economy. What do you want to learn about the world of collaborative consumption?     }NVA’s mission is to make powerful public art that reaffirms people’s connection to the built and natural heritage. The company has produced many unusual and dynamic interventions in extraordinary landscapes over the last 20 years – light, sound and collective movement have been incorporated into the mountains of Skye, city lighting festivals and international cultural events including the 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France – Grand Depart in Yorkshire in 2014. Our practice uses creative learning and environmental innovation, involving audiences in physically redefining urban and rural settings, revealing how places shape and are shaped by people.   }This site has myriad well-organized links. The remarkable discovery we are making is that Soul Networking is not just about making online friends and transforming our online life – it is about aligning and transforming all aspects of our lives. Many of us have had the experience of people who had been virtual friends seeming to just step out of the screen when we have met in real life with no disconnect between the virtual and real-live experience. Others have found that the shifts they are making online are equally reflected in what is happening in their “real” lives. Looking forward to connecting with you in this wonderful new world!   }”To be completely free, or to do something of your own free will, it is essential that you could have acted otherwise. If you cannot avoid acting in a particular way, then your action is not free. While it is generally understood that human beings have the ability to think and act freely as rational and moral agents, the common causal laws by which all human activities and responses are governed are incontestable. It is this conflict that provides the real problem of how we are free. It is hard to refute determinism in a world where almost all scientific disciplines depend on physical cause and effect.”   }find a pub near you that won’t be in the shade. If you allow the apps to use your browser’s location, then it uses a map of where you are.       }Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, technology and media commentator for CNN, digital literacy advocate for and a lecturer on media, technology, culture and economics around the world. Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is an American media theorist, writer, columnist, lecturer, graphic novelist, and documentarian. He is best known for his association with the early cyberpunk culture, and his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems. Rushkoff is most frequently regarded as a media theorist and is known for coining terms and concepts including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency. He has written ten books on media, technology and culture. He wrote the first syndicated column on cyberculture for The New York Times Syndicate, as well as regular columns for The Guardian of London, Arthur, Discover, and the online magazines Daily Beast, and meeting industry magazine One+. His new book is Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity.   }don’t forget the massage. DL 2011. 2015 Replacement:   }Learn bodywork, yoga and qigong in group programs or individualized trainings. Private sessions in bodywork and mind body coaching. Get certified in Thai-Shiatsu Bodywork. Tuscany Retreat August, 2015. Don’t miss an experience of a lifetime. Register now! Honoring body, mind and spirit. Serving individuals and healing arts professionals interested in restoring the body-mind connection. Including yoga therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, helping professionals, counselors, holistic health practitioners and facilitators.    }SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization. SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material on this website. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, cable systems, language schools and individual language learners use SCOLA foreign language resources for current events, language learning, and cultural studies. SCOLA content is available via satellite, participating cable providers, and through web subscription services on this website. SCOLA also offers mobile apps for Apple and Android devices. SCOLA web subscription services and mobile apps require a SCOLA subscription to access. Colleges and universities who wish to use SCOLA resources must affiliate with SCOLA to access SCOLA's language resources. We would be glad to provide you with a free trial membership to SCOLA.     }A  Multicultural Children's  Literary Magazine. In a typical issue of Skipping Stones, you will find poems, stories, articles and photos from many regions of the United States and/or the world: Native American folktales, photos from kids in India or the Ukraine, poems from students in Hawaii or Pennsylvania, letters and drawings from South Africa and Lithuania, cartoons from China, and more might await you. Each issue also contains book reviews, news, and a articles appropriate for both parents and teachers. Non-English writings are accompanied by English translations to encourage the learning of other languages.   }Mainstream News concerning women; please reload this page to view the headlines.  Activism, Art, Communication and Media, Development - WID, Feminist Theory, General or Mixed, Indexes & Searches, History, Literature, Music, Sports.    }Women's studies resources, Art & Performance links. 80 links.   }research in Habitat Design, etc.    }E. Y. (Yip) Harburg (1896-1981), in a career spanning over fifty years, was known as “Broadway’s social conscience.” A master lyricist, poet and book writer, Yip was always dedicated to social justice. He wrote the words to over 600 songs with a variety of composers, most notably all the lyrics in the 1939 motion picture classic  “The Wizard of Oz,” including “Over the Rainbow” which was voted the Number 1 recording of the 20th century in a 2001 poll conducted by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Recording Industry Association of America. On Broadway Yip began writing lyrics for multiple revues in the 1930s which included songs that became standards including “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” the classic anthem of the Depression (with composer Jay Gorney, 1932) and “April in Paris” (with Vernon Duke, 1932).

IV. Ecology  (including, e.g. “sustainable housing”, etc.)       }Institute of Sciences of the Environment.  Our link is to the page translated into English. DL 2011.  Replacement:   }try this link. We don’t know why Harmony chose to include this link or site on her former website.      }explanations of building techniques, too.       }trying to rebuild the south; nice clean site.  2016 DL. Replacement:     }The Open Architecture Network. Architecture for Humanity is building a new space to collaborate online.   and:      }What global housing crisis? One billion people live in abject poverty. Four billion live in fragile but growing economies. One in seven live in slum settlements. By 2030 it will be one in three. Too often, humanitarian and developmental assistance falls short or fails.   }[since the great site, has gone down now (2014), we’re adding selected pages from the site to this List.] The Reunification of the Sacred and Natural by Ralph Metzner, PhD.  Published (in English and Italian) in Eleusis, No. 8, August 1997 by Green Earth Foundation, Ed. Giorgio Samorini. This paper is based in part on a presentation made at the conference of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), May 1996, in Manaus, Brazil. I summarize my thesis in two statements: one—the relentless exploitation and destruction of the biosphere by the capitalist-industrial growth machine around the globe is rooted in a pathological domination complex of "civilized" humans toward the natural world. And two—the revival of interest in animistic worldviews and in the shamanic practices of traditional peoples, including the intentional use of hallucinogenic sacraments, is among the hopeful signs that the split between the sacred and the natural can be healed again.   }Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue lean alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri's theory of compact city design, Arcology (architecture + ecology). Built by over 7,000 volunteers since the commencement of the project in 1970, Arcosanti provides various mixed-use buildings and public spaces where people live, work, visit, and participate in educational and cultural programs."  Every year Arcosanti welcomes 50,000 visitors who come and experience firsthand the vision and architecture of this vibrant educational community in the beautiful high desert of central Arizona. If you have a few hours you can enjoy a site tour, a meal in our café and a visit to the gallery selling our world renowned Soleri Windbells. Be sure to check out our event schedule when planning your visit.   }Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database On-line service provided to the community by Michel H. Porcher and friends with the cooperation of The University of Melbourne, Australia. (no access-charge)   }Built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on Shanghai's Huangpu riverfront. The park's constructed wetland, ecological flood control, reclaimed industrial structures and materials, and urban agriculture are integral components of an overall restorative design strategy to treat polluted river water and recover the degraded waterfront in an aesthetically pleasing way. Regenerative design strategies used to transform the site into a living system that offer comprehensive ecological services included: food production, flood, water treatment, and habitat creation combined in an educational and aesthetic form.   }networking for global natural builders. good links.      }build a complete home for $1500.00. Institute of Earth Art and Architecture. They have a new video on their site.     }There may be legitimate rationales for logging, but they’re not the ones usually given for logging public forests today. Indeed, the major “justification” given for logging public lands is typically some social or ecological benefit—to reduce fires, clean up bug killed trees, fix watersheds, restore forest health or provide for “economic stability” to rural communities. In far too many cases, all of these are just cover to hide the main reason for logging—to maintain the local timber industry at the  expense of our forest’s ecological integrity and taxpayer dollars.       }global environmental solutions.     }earthen-homes; many of these firms have units available for nightly rental.      }Papercrete, & much, much more. Bookstore.      }a strange site, have fun with it. Has link to Utne. Their “earthportals diagram” gives a view of the sites connections which is similar to those given by graphical search engines (see elsewhere in JKU for those). Here’s an example of sites you  could link to:      }what could the 21st century be like?      }Unhook! These heat & cool themselves, etc. DL 2011. Update: the earthship site is down for maintenance, this link may come back later.  2016 Update:     }". . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building."  Designed to meet and exceed existing building codes. Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world.    }Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds.    }the Earthship web-net. Housing relief for New Orleans, etc.     }this is the portal for everything ecological online.     }Part of the HungerSite Network. √ it out.    }Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans it is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which in turn depends on the maintenance of the natural world and natural resources. Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from reorganising living conditions (e.g., ecovillages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities), reappraising economic sectors (permaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture), or work practices (sustainable architecture), using science to develop new technologies (green technologies, renewable energy), to adjustments in individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources.    }Within the Department, ecology covers a wide range of topics from nutrient cycling to ecological energetics. Specialties include terrestrial, aquatic, marine, and population ecology; resource conservation; and management of ecosystem resources. Fields of application within ecology include: aquatic ecology; fisheries consulting; forestry and agricultural management; parks and recreation; planning and management; resource conservation; toxic soil and water pollution research.    }Their facebook page; Recommended.   }The egg-house's specifications are, of course, spartan at best: two meters high at its tallest point, built on a bamboo frame, insulated with wood chips, and an exterior made of what looks like cut-up sleeping bags. But what the pod lacks in good looks, it makes up for with hardy sustainable design: grass seeds planted in the cladding will sprout into a green covering over the whole structure, and a solar panel provides power for a lamp and handful of electrical necessities inside. There's room inside for a bed, water tank, and a small night table — only the bare necessities for Haifei, who told China Daily he crashes in the egg after working until midnight at his architecture office. Let's hope what he saves on rent will translate into his creating better options for other price-out Beijing residents in the future.    }Our current campaigns focus on promoting clean energy and solutions to climate change, ensuring the food we eat and products we use are sustainable and safe for our health and the environment, and protecting marine ecosystems and the people who live and work near them. This work is carried out by our team of staff in our Berkeley, California and Washington,
D.C. offices. Corporate-controlled, chemical intensive industrial food production is increasingly harmful to people and the planet, contributing to hunger, disease, poverty and severe environmental damage.    }Native Forest Council is dedicated to the preservation and protection of all publicly owned natural resources from destructive practices, sales, and all resource extraction. Commercial timber sales, grazing, mining, and oil and gas extraction all contribute to the destruction and degradation of air quality, wildlife habitat, and of our wilderness areas. We believe a sound economy and environment need not be incompatible, and that current land management practices are devastating to both.     }The NFC has been a pioneer in the use of cutting-edge imagery to help the public realize how much America’s forests have been impacted by logging. We created a landmark set of aerial photo mosaics of national forests across the country, painstakingly assembled by hand from tens of thousands of current and historic aerial photographs.  The result was the first-ever look at the condition of entire national forests, including many of the well-known national forests in the Pacific Northwest that have been at the heart of national forest logging debates. We also took historic aerial photos and created first-ever detailed before and after comparisons of national forests, showing the dramatic loss of these wild ecosystems at the hand of the timber industry and the forest service. We assembled many of the resulting images into two books, which you can download below free of charge. Copyright © 2016 Native Forest Council. PO Box 2190, Eugene, OR. 97402 541-688-2600 .     }Who Speaks for the Trees? Why are Conservation Groups Advocating Logging Public Forests?    }the three videos are not embedded on this page now; but they are on you tube.  If the videos on you tube disappear, we can give you links to our copies of them. or .    }another version of the type of sites from “Daily Awareness” from previous JKU. An earth and moon viewer with adjustable settings.    }GMO Free USA’s mission is to harness independent science and agroecological (sic) concepts to advocate for sustainable food and ecological systems. We will educate consumers and other stakeholders about the potential hazards of genetically engineered organisms and advance the application of the Precautionary Principle. Food and environmental justice. To see a world where we have full disclosure of what is in the food we eat and how it is produced. To see a world whose food and ecological systems are clean, accessible to all, and fully protected from GMO contamination. To see the private, governmental and public sectors follow the Precautionary Principle. The Precautionary Principle is (as defined by the UNESCO COMEST 2005 Report): When human activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm. See also The Groundhog Edition of JKU  (, for more links to vegan, vegetarian, and non-GMO sites.    }a comprehensive site; clean. Information about sustainable architecture and natural building. As an example of natural building, the image at the upper left [on the website] was taken during the construction of the earthbag house that has served as the home for and Kelly and Rosana Hart, your hosts.    }low-cost brick- and block-making machine.   }Students are redefining the American dream with a tiny “living system” home that offers a mobile lifestyle with a reduced environmental footprint; the 70 square foot pod-shaped house includes a sleeping area, rainwater collection, and a 120-watt solar powered electrical system. Nicknamed OTIS (Optimal Traveling Independent Space), this self-sufficient mobile home was built with reclaimed materials whenever possible. To cut down on the waste stream, the students also installed a composting toilet and rainwater catchment system that independently supplies the bath and kitchen.  The lightweight living quarters can be easily loaded up and towed on a standard 5′ x ‘8 trailer. The unit is currently for sale in the $8,000-10,000 range.   }If you’ve ever experienced composting in action, you may know that things can get pretty hot when microbes meet organic material. So what if there was a way to capture all that heat and use it to warm up a cozy little space? Tokyo based architects Bakoko have come up with a circular pod-shaped teahouse that does just that by harnessing temperatures in excess of 120°F that are generated by compost. The designers are taking a simple, biological process and turning it into a viable (and free) way to heat small public spaces like the traditional garden teahouses found all throughout Japan.   }”fun” version of sites from “Daily Awareness” from JKU-III, suitable for students & teachers. Zoom-in to make image larger.   }August 21st, 2015: Despite the incredible environmental progress we have made over the past decade, in today’s society, many still believe that renewable energy sources cannot fully replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy.  Thankfully, last month, Denmark proved that this is simply not the case.    }Each unit is comprised of three levels. The bottom floor focuses on aquaculture and water desalination, the first floor on hydroponic crop cultivation, and the roof is adorned with solar panels, skylights and rainwater collectors.    }The building stands over 8 feet tall and is 9 1/2 feet in diameter.  It's built from curved plywood, high-performance foil insulation and vapor barrier, as well as a fiberglass reinforcement that minimizes air leakage.  The floor is made from reclaimed hardwood and has a radiant floor heating component.  Natural light is visible through the window and skylight.     }Community Resilience and Contemporary: Agri-Ecological Systems: Reconnecting People and Food, and People with People,  Christine A. King, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, The University of Queensland (Gatton Campus), Gatton, Queensland, Australia.    }eco-friendly building, etc.; partner with network of spiritual progressives(New Mexico).     }alt. housing construction methods (adobe/solar, etc.). DL 2011.  2016 Replacements:     }Adobe has been used for eons in many cultures around the world. It consists of about 15 – 30% clay mixed with an aggregate of chopped straw, dirt, and water, then usually shaped into bricks and allowed to sun dry. Adobe has the ability to be built in a square, rectangular, or circular form. It does need mud or plaster coating in order for it to be more weatherproof. It is an excellent mass material, holding the heat and coolness well. Pumice-crete is a masonry material used for building the walls of residential and commercial buildings. It is a locally produced green building material. The raw materials are found within 200 miles of Taos.    }This passive solar straw bale house is situated in one of the coldest places in the nation. Gunnison, Colorado, ranks within the top 5 cities with the average coldest temperatures in the United States, yet the insulating properties of the straw bales make this an efficient and comfortable passive solar home.  An amazing aspect of this house is that it is made primarily from all natural materials: straw, wood and various mixtures of adobe mud, including mud-plaster, cob (free form clay with straw) and adobe bricks.    }Sea & Ocean Awareness site. Phytoplankton and ocean color.      }remote sensing of Coral Reefs.      }also clay, woodchip, earthen-homes, etc. Links.  circa 1999 is the original home* of Everything Papercrete! Plus Alternative Building Books & CD Resource Guides, and Free information on building with papercrete, cob, earth, lime, straw bale, cordwood,  rammed earth and much more.  Thirteen Years Later....Papercrete building is going strong with many educational YouTube video clips,  an active chat group ( the site which offers up-to-the-moment information. Because the Web changes instantly many  useful reports,  links, booklets, images disappear, sites go away, links change,  so over the last 15 years I have saved and sorted the best information for these Resource Guides.   } A Space Colony is an artificial habitat built by humans, usually at one of the Lagrangian points, to allow human habitation in space. The interior of each space colony usually replicates the surface of the Earth and the colony simulates gravity by rotating.    }As biotechnology has advanced, so has the power of the individual. In the past century, it took a country or rogue organization, a lot of money, and special skills to create a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). Now, it takes just one person, the internet, and a small cheap lab. Instead of "Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)", we are faced with "Weapons of Mass Extinction (WME)".    }Welcome to the new and expanded home of WasteLink, your guide to radioactive waste, nuclear and radiation related material on the internet, at While the primary purpose of this site is to provide a reference source for radioactive waste management professionals, we recognize that radwaste is a hotly debated and emotional issue in today's society. Few other topics can polarize a community faster than the discussion of what to do with radioactive waste (or whether we should be generating any at all). Therefore, we strive to present all sides of the story in a non-partisan fashion. Site was current 15mar11. The award winning WasteLink directory includes more than 10,000 links to radwaste, nuclear, radiation and environmental related companies, research centres, regulatory agencies, government organizations, non-governmental organizations, etc.. Most of the sites are in English, or provide English summary content. Recommended. Links work on this site.     }The Netherlands has "serious" concerns about neighbouring Belgium's ageing nuclear reactors, says the Dutch environment minister during a joint inspection of one plant with her Belgian counterpart. 0:57. January 20, 2016.   }alt. housing types, plus other useful items, etc.    }Ecology is the study of the interactions of populations within ecosystems, of the structure, growth and fluctuations within a population, the carrying capacity or numbers of a population the environment can support without being degraded and many other characteristics of populations and available resources. Human ecology is a study of the above mentioned topics. But because of the abilities of people to manipulate and change the environment, human ecology also includes forestry, agriculture, medicine and the effects of human impacts on the world wide environments such as deforestation, pollution, plagues, urbinization and erosion. Of special concern here is the growth of the world human population, its consequences and limitations.    }another version of the type of sites from “Daily Awareness” from the previous JKU, The Legendary Journeys Continue .    }strawbale homes: videos, books, techniques.       }Home On Earth…     }sustainable architecture, building, & culture.       }primitive techniques for moderns. DL 2011.  2014 Replacement:    }One might notice — perhaps with confusion — that the word “primitive” is used quite often on this website to describe some of the ancient survival and living skills of our human ancestors.  Some may take offense to this or may question the use of the word: “Are you implying that these skills are backwards or somehow archaic — that they are not applicable today?  Is the use of this word to suggest that ancient cultures and their traditional ways are obsolete or unnecessary?”  Far from it!     }the environment directory. 30 directories on this page. Each directory is a link list to Ecology sites. For example here is   }the recycling link page. 51 links on the page, 21 for more specialized recycling links e.g. “recycled glass”. Page is current 26dec15.  Physical addresses of 7 recycling organizations.     }very nice links to whole systems.  Nature is a whole system. But also an economy, a family, a company, a community, or many other things, can be looked at as whole systems. A whole system view would include all the factors involved and examine how they relate to each other and how they work as a whole. To deal with a whole system we can't leave anything out as irrelevant. Intuition is as important as rationality, we must address both scientific and artistic approaches, both material and spritual needs, the small as well as the big, what we feel as well as what we think, what we perceive as well as what we imagine. Whole systems are dynamic, they change they move, they develop. Frozen pictures of how things are supposed to be might do us no good, we need to deal with the live systems, whichever surprising directions that might take us in.    }Alt.-type housing, “yurt” style.

V. More Mind Tools.    }Psychology / Sex & Sexuality : The love competition. Seven contestants have five minutes in Stanford's fMRI brain scanner to love someone ‘as hard as they can’. 15:00. Brent Hoff.   }site with Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, Terrence McKenna, Bucky, Carl Jung, etc…. has audio posts as well as video. Joe-Bob says, check it out.   }Merely complicated systems are composed of numerous parts and structures, all logically separable from their environment. An example would be the system for deploying units on a time table for an operation like D-day. Such a schedule could be accurately analyzed in the abstract. Complex systems are made up of dynamic, interactive, and adaptive elements that cannot be separated from interaction with their environments. The significant elements of complex systems are human beings and their relationships. An example would be the action-reaction interplay of the various actors in cooperation and contention on D-day.  Analysis could never predict the relationships that were the most important part of the flow of events. Where merely complicated systems require mostly deduction and analysis (formal logic of breaking into parts), complexity requires inductive and abductive reasoning for diagnostics and synthesis (the informal logic of making new wholes of parts). Because the elements of complex systems we care most about are human ones, making sense of relationships requires hypothetical synthesis in the form of maps or narratives. Such maps and narratives evolve as informal products that reflect a dimly perceived truth at a moment of understanding in time. To make the best sense of human relationships, interactions, trends, and propensities, military commands have to adopt a habitually skeptical approach to such non-deductive conclusions. Such habituation implies a new intellectual culture that balances design and planning while evincing an appreciation for the dynamic flow of human factors and a bias toward perpetual learning and adapting.    }psychiatrist warns the dangers of drugs, methods (“therapies”).   }the most important page. New Link:     }link is “restricted” now (May 12, 2016). Use instead this:     }Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't been prescribed one yet, you are among the lucky few. If you or a loved one are taking psychiatric drugs, there is hope; but you need to understand the dangers and how to minimize the risk. The following overview focuses on longer-term psychiatric drug hazards, although most of them can begin to develop within weeks. They are scientifically documented in my recent book Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and my medical text Brain-Disabling Treatments in Psychiatry, Second Edition.   }Dr. P. Breggin re/Luvox… New Link for the Luvox news:   }and there are others.     }and re/Risperdal… 2011 Update: the site has been reorganized, the new link is:    }Risperdal loses in court damages case.   }life | biology :: Autopoietic | Encyclopedia Britannica. Read this if you are interested in or studying Francisco Varlea’s ideas.   }there is a good discussion of John Searles’ work on this page.   }In this article, we argue for the potential of NeuroIS—cognitive neuroscience and its associated neurophysiological methods applied to Information Systems (IS)—to shed new light on users’ reception of security messages. We outline an agenda for researching four key questions relating to gender differences, habituation, stress, and fear, and examine the unique capabilities of NeuroIS to elucidate each one.   }alt. type awareness; one reporter’s opinions about Buddhism.     }Declaration of Psychosocial Rights, Everyone, including responders, survivors, families, in the broader context of communities affected by all hazard natural and man-made disasters, including war, are entitled to integrated, holistic, sustainable Psychosocial supports, interventions and training – that are respectful of diversity, culture, and sex.   }If we are going to take wholeness, interconnectedness and co-creativity seriously, we are going to have to face some very challenging implications regarding intelligence.   }The myths that link you to your social group, the tribal myths, affirm that you are an organ of the larger organism. Society itself is an organ of a larger organism which is the landscape, the world in which the tribe moves. The main theme in ritual is the linking of the individual to a larger morphological structure than that of his own physical body. This website has been created to help make visible an emerging field of collective wisdom, its study and practice.   } Welcome to Consciousness Evolution! My name is Zdravko Stefanovic and I am here to share insights, stories, information, and inspiration in hope to raise the collective and compassionate consciousness of you, the reader. - See more at:    }Dept. Applied Math & Theoretical Physics.   }thoughts, ideas for your mind. And about the mind, or The Mind. Yes, this could have gone on the Freedom category, or elsewhere, but we thought that it would balance out the other sites in this category best. 2014 Update: has gone down. We’re quite unhappy about that, it was one of the best on the Web, a subject in which we are expert. 2015 Update: is back now. So, before thery’re gone too, a selection of pages from    }from his “language” pages. A Memetic Lexicon Version 3.2, Glenn Grant, Memeticist. "An idea is something you have; an ideology is something that has you." —Morris Berman   }Youth and Regression in an Infantile Society by John Zerzan.  Among the young there are quite a few examples of a tendency to regress or turn back. Whether or not these phenomena are characteristic of something called "Generation X" we must leave for media to determine; after all, it's their job to define and make intelligible social reality. That aside, I think there are aspects of regression that are noteworthy/possibly significant, and which need to be put in context.   }Reevaluating Copyright: The Public Must Prevail by Richard Stallman Published in Oregon Law Review, Spring 1996: The legal world is aware that digital information technology poses "problems for copyright," but has not traced these problems to their root cause: a fundamental conflict between publishers of copyrighted works and the users of these works. The publishers, understanding their own interest, have set forth a proposal through the Clinton Administration to fix the "problems" by deciding the conflict in their favor. This proposal, the Lehman White Paper, was the principal focus of the "Innovation and the Information Environment" conference at the University of Oregon (November 1995).   } Children, don't reach for the secrets too soon...It is dangerous for children to take any medically unnecessary drugs without parental knowledge and adult supervision because of all the physical, emotional, mental, social, sexual, spiritual, and other complications that inevitably arise from their use or abuse.   }Various charts and tabular representations of the human energy octave from the works of Leary, Wilson, Alli, Gurdjieff and Roddenberry. A message is the ordering of a signal. This message is the framework of an alternative education system, one which arranges living planetary signals into meaningful messages. These signals come in octaves, or cycles of eight. Languages throughout history have translated these signals as: The Overtones of Music Theory, The DNA Code, The I Ching, Computer Binary Notation, The 8 Mayan Calenders, The Game of Chess and other interpretations of the universal law of octaves. Antero Alli.   }running on emptiness the failure of symbolic thought by John Zerzan. "If we do not 'come to our senses' soon, we will have permanently forfeited the chance of constructing any meaningful alternatives to the pseudo-existence which passes for life in our current 'Civilization of the Image.'"David Howes. To what degree can it be said that we are really living? As the substance of culture seems to shrivel and offer less balm to troubled lives, we are led to look more deeply at our barren times. And to the place of culture itself in all this. An anguished Ted Sloan asks (1996), "What is the problem with modernity? Why do modern societies have such a hard time producing adults capable of intimacy, work, enjoyment, and ethical living? Why is it that signs of damaged life are so prevalent?" According to David Morris (l994), "Chronic pain and depression, often linked and occasionally even regarded as a single disorder, constitute an immense crisis at the center of postmodern life." We have cyberspace and virtual reality, instant computerized communication in the global village; and yet have we ever felt so impoverished and isolated?   } Sanity possesses a constellation of defining characteristics which are at first sight unrelated. In this it resembles other, more widely accepted, psychological syndromes... A sane person believes firmly in the uselessness of thinking about what he does not understand, and is pathologically interested in other people. These two symptoms, at first sight independent, are actually inextricably related. In fact they are merely different aspects of that peculiar reaction to reality which we shall call The Human Evasion.  Alan Watts explains The Value of Psychotic Experience.   }But consider who we really are. Or once were and will be again. Who else can do it? There is no one else. There is only yin, which does not know. The part of the organism that knows must help the part that doesn't know, but this means abandoning its own knowing. It becomes what it helps, a dreadful irony, one that hurts. But it is only temporary, just for a little while. And then we go home for all eternity.    }title index to articles on deoxy.   }Intellectual property is a hot-button issue these days, and for good reason. In the heat of debate, however, it can become easy for dogmatic assertions to stamp out complex truths. In order to fairly consider intellectual property, it is important that our discussions not be clouded by misconceptions; for this reason, a number of false statements about intellectual property are here listed and rebutted.    }To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.  The ideas presented on Edge are speculative; they represent the frontiers of knowledge in the areas of evolutionary biology, genetics, computer science, neurophysiology, psychology, and physics.  In the words of the novelist Ian McEwan, is "open-minded, free-ranging, intellectually playful… an unadorned pleasure in curiosity, a collective expression of wonder at the living and inanimate world… an ongoing and thrilling colloquium."   }Most simply put, Mindtools are those computer-based technologies and programs that foster and facilitate critical thinking.    }researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques. The DNA strands were customized by Caltech's Rothemund to create a pattern of chemical hooks to which nanoscale components will self-assemble into a circuit. The sticky patches created by IBM on the substrate then attracted the preassembled circuits, which automatically attached themselves in the correct orientation.    }Since 2009 IBM scientist Emanuel Loertscher has been designing and supervising the building of six state-of-the-art "noise-free" laboratories for ultra-sensitive nanotechnology research. Now, after having worked for some time more as an architect, he is turning back to his original research in nanotechnology, investigating the use of individual molecules as electronic building blocks. Emanuel provided answers to some questions about a commentary he provided to a June 2013 special focus edition of Nature Nanotechnology on molecular electronics and about the field in general.    }Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says that consciousness can be described in terms of quantum mechanics and information theory, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics such as self awareness, and why we perceive the world in classical three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.   }Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.  Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid. 50 links on the page.   }Full Substance List: You Cannot Deny the Experiences of Others (24202 Reports Total). 4263 links on the page.   }this, too, might have gone in the High Weirdness category, but “Skepticism is a primary tool of science. We'd be hypocrites if we never directed a skeptical eye towards Scientific Skepticism itself. Denied imperfections and errors are free to grow without limit, and Skepticism is not immune to this problem. Unbridled gullibility can destroy science, but unbridled disbelief is no less a threat because it brings both a tolerance for bias and ridicule as well as the suppression of untested new ideas. Better to take a middle road between total closed-mindedness and total gullibility. Practice pragmatism, pursue humility, and maintain a clear, honest, and continuing view of ourselves and the less noble of our own behaviors.”   }I began collecting and studying logical fallacies about twenty-five years ago, when I first became interested in logic. This collection took two forms: A collection of named fallacies; and a collection of fallacious, or otherwise bad, arguments, that is, examples of reasoning which may commit one or more of the named fallacies under 1, or are bad in some way yet to be classified. Some years after I began to amass these files, I wondered just what I ought eventually to do with them, how best to organize the information within them, and in what form to make them available to others interested in fallacy studies. The present hypertext web version, The Fallacy Files, was first published on March 11th, 2001, and is the result of scores of years of research and fieldwork on the fallacies. Most recent post: 23oct15. 110 links.   }the Glossary for Fallacy Files. If you don’t know logic or rhetoric terms, use this glossary.   }this site is a little more serious than we expected. They do, among other things, scientific experiments and tests of so-called psychic phenomena, such as psychokinesis. Some of you are already scoffing; we almost put this in “High Weirdness” ourselves. You, the site reader, are invited to perform an experiment of your own. They are as scientific as they can be, though. Project Founded by Matthew R. Watkins School of Classics, Philosophy and Religious Studies University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.    }The Synergy Engine (SE) is a broadly co-created, internet-based tool for activating synergistic convergence across all domains of human activity by fostering greater levels of collective intelligence, coherent collaboration, and effective action, enlivening a whole-system shift and our own conscious evolution. It enables a new social function to scan for, map, connect, communicate and energize existing and emergent solutions so breakthroughs outpace breakdowns. It catalyzes a maturation of the noosphere and global nervous system where humanity’s compassion and creativity become visible to itself, attracting us toward a positive, sustainable future that recognizes the Oneness of all Life.   }Thomas Szasz Biography.   }Jedi Mind Tricks. Under this title, some different and graphic information about mind tools and tricks.  “Verbal slaughterers of the Judeo-Christian ethic”. This page is easier to read if you “zap” the colors.    }Rupert Sheldrake. 2012 DL. However, we did find a copy of it on the Wayback Machine:   }Look there now is want an idea about what the original website/page looked like. He’s matched-up here with Terrence McKenna, asking, is Divine Omniscience a Necessary Concept.
Here’s what’s left of   }the original website itself, and here   }is what it looks like today. 2012 Update:   }one of the world’s most innovative biologists and writers, is best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory.  He worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College.    }so, here is another repetition of the Briggs-Myers Typology, after C.G. Jung. What is of some interest here, is that the writer tried to show the relationship(s) between this typology and the Confucian or Chinese systems, similar to the Chinese Astrology. Also similar to the Five Elements systems, but not quite either of those. For those of you who are reading up on these things.   }Welcome to "Without Conscience", Robert Hare's Web Site devoted to the study of Psychopathy.      }M.C.Escher & Consciousness.   }Paxil makes depressed adults suicidal.    }Little appreciated on campus today, BCL was a bottom-up forerunner of the university’s current interdisciplinary efforts in bioengineering, cognitive science, art and technology, cultural computing, and human–computer intelligent interaction. The story of BCL is inseparable from that of its charismatic founder and only director, ECE professor Heinz von Foerster. (As one BCL alumnus, poet Michael Holloway, aptly put it: “The biological computer in the Biological Computer Laboratory was Heinz’s brain.”)    }Institute of Noetic Sciences, consciousness studies.   }The Archives of Scientists’ Transcendent Experiences.   }Abduction has been described by Roger Martin (Dean of the Rotman School of Management) as the "logic of what might be," and while this certainly serves to embody this logic in the context of design, it isn't entirely accurate. Instead, abduction can be thought of as the argument to the best explanation. It is the hypothesis that makes the most sense given observed phenomenon or data and based on prior experience. Abduction is a logical way of considering inference or "best guess" leaps. Unlike deduction or induction, abductive logic allows for the creation of new knowledge and insight—C is introduced as a best guess for why B is occurring, yet C is not part of the original set of premises. And unlike deduction, but similarly true to induction, the conclusions from an abductive argument might turn out to be false, even if the premises are true.   }Science labs, research, etc., for students and teachers.   }meditation is enjoying another period of popularity, and this is one of the better sites for beginners. We cannot guarantee the claims of any website, not can we guarantee that you will find the answers you are looking for in meditation. Maybe, you won’t find peace there, other than, say, mechanical calming of the body through changed breathing and the stillness of sitting, etc. That is, it is normal for the mind to busy working all the time.   }The brainstem connects to the spinal cord and consists of the medulla oblongata, pons and midbrain. The primary functions of the brainstem include: relaying information between the brain and the body; supplying some of the cranial nerves to the face and head; and performing critical functions in controlling the heart, breathing and consciousness.  }Sometimes a therapist will listen to a disturbed character engage in a well-crafted whitewash of their irresponsible behavior (using tactics such as feigning ignorance, feigning innocence, minimizing, rationalizing, lying by significant omission, etc.).    MindFreedom is one of the very few totally independent groups in the mental health field with no funding from or control by governments, drug companies, religions, corporations, or the mental health system. MindFreedom International is a nonprofit under IRS 501(c)(3) that is the only group of its kind accredited by the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with Consultative Roster Status. MindFreedom is where the power of mutual support combines with the power of human rights activism. MindFreedom International is where democracy is finally getting hands on with the mental health system. MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. The majority of MindFreedom's members are people who have experienced human rights violations in the mental health system, or psychiatric survivors (read a few member stories here).   }Among other things, Nengo has been used to implement motor control, visual attention, serial recall, action selection, working memory, attractor networks, inductive reasoning, path integration, and planning with problem solving (see the model archives and publications for details). We've used Nengo to build the world's largest functional brain model  (videos on this page) Spaun, which is described in our recent Science paper.   }Spaun is a biologically realistic model of cognition that is not only able to perform multiple (at least 10) cognitive, perceptual, and motor tasks, but also utilizes the same model parameters across all tasks. Spaun is able to perform tasks that encompass strictly visual tasks (e.g. recognition of handwritten digits), memory tasks (e.g. forward and backward recall of a list), simple cognitive tasks (e.g. counting), and complex fluid intelligence tasks (e.g. solving the Raven's Progressive Matrices).   }future, if any, of psychotherapy. Enlarge text.    }NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.) But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.    }Since 25 years, one of the organizations at the forefront of research and education in consciousness and human potential, based on rigorous science. Many networking activities and local community groups.    }Charles Tart’s Homepage. (teaches at UCDavis).    } A useful analogy for understanding the nature of consciousness is that of a painting. The picture itself corresponds to the contents of consciousness; the canvas on which it is painted corresponds to the faculty of consciousness. An infinite variety of pictures can be painted on the canvas; but whatever the pictures, they all share the fact that they are painted on a canvas. Without the canvas there would be no painting.   }SHRDLU is a program for understanding natural language, written by Terry Winograd at the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1968-70. SHRDLU carried on a simple dialog (via teletype) with a user, about a small world of objects (the BLOCKS world) shown on an early display screen (DEC-340 attached to a PDP-6 computer).  SHRDLU is described in Winograd's dissertation, which was issued as MIT AI Technical Report 235, February 1971 with the title Procedures as a Representation for Data in a Computer Program for Understanding Natural Language It was published as a full issue of the journal Cognitive Psychology Vol. 3 No 1, 1972, and as a book, Understanding Natural Language (Academic Press, 1972). Mr Kamel studied SHRDLU and Dr. Winograd when he was in college.   }an interview with him.    }This “Stroop” effect, named after its discoverer, is arguably one of the largest and most reliable effects in human cognition. The effect comes in many variants, and most often involves either a printed word superimposed on a picture, as in the present case, or it involves a color-naming task in which the color ink in which words are printed must be named. Inconveniently, the words themselves sometimes spell out a conflicting color. For example, the word “green” might be printed in red ink and people have to say “red”.   }This improvement in visual search is known as priming and it has been known for a long time. What has been less clear is why this effect occurs. Is it memory for a particular sock from the previous trial? Or is it the fact that the features of the sock—such as its blackness or the number of holes—are still hanging around from the previous trial?   }some quotes from him (he teaches psychiatrists).     }a very nice links page for study of Biblical and other Sacred Texts. See also site disclaimer. Good synopses of ancient ideas.   }This paper introduces the idea of drawing upon the cognitive neuroscience literature to inform IS research (herein termed “NeuroIS”). Recent advances in cognitive neuroscience are uncovering the neural bases of cognitive, emotional, and social processes, and they offer new insights into the complex interplay between IT and information processing, decision-making, and behavior among people, organizations, and markets. The paper reviews the emerging cognitive neuroscience literature to propose a set of seven opportunities that IS researchers can use to inform IS phenomena, namely (1) localizing the neural correlates of IS constructs, (2) capturing hidden mental processes, (3) complementing existing sources of IS data with brain data, (4) identifying antecedents of IS constructs, (5) testing consequences of IS constructs, (6) inferring the temporal ordering among ISconstructs, and (7) challenging assumptions and enhancing IS theories. The paper proposes a framework for exploring the potential of cognitive neuroscience for IS research and offers examples of potentially fertile intersections of cognitive neuroscience and IS research in the domains of design science and human-computer interaction. This is followed by an example NeuroIS study in the context of e-commerce adoption using fMRI, which spawns interesting new insights. The challenges of using functional neuroimaging tools are also discussed. The paper concludes that there is considerable potential for using cognitive neuroscience theories and functional brain imaging tools in IS research to enhance IS theories.   }Salvia divinorum is an extraordinary herb used in shamanism, divination, healing, meditation, and the exploration of consciousness. It should always be used in a thoughtful, intelligent manner, and only by  responsible adults that are of sound mind and clear intent. "The purpose of these sacraments is to purify, and to open the road. When it  opens, it's as clear as the blue sky, and the stars at night are as bright as suns." —Aurelia Aurora Catarino (Mazatec shaman).     }Meditation helps children in as many ways as there are children meditating. When children are empowered with the know-how to meditate, they feel safe, focused and happy. Moreover, children learn how to stay physically healthy with meditation. Additionally, children better understand themselves and their needs with the help of a meditation practice. Remarkably, parents report they become closer totheir children than ever before after meditating together.    }Where all those interested in Conscious Evolution exchange wisdom in loving service to all beings, explore new Memes, share sacred relationships and experiences with Agents of Cosncious Evolution, as part of one universal family.    }a good list and link-list.   }anti-depressant/placebo debate in the media. Site is, Commission for Scientific Medicine and Mental Health.   }Reading and thinking about this information may lead you to knowledge; and also helps to reverse brain-rot, that plague of the modern era. So, this site is ‘mind tools’ twice. Of course, the homepage of it is here:   }but the mind tools are mostly under ‘esoterica’. Most people today, living in our culture that conditions them to greed and barbarism, that is, American culture, read ‘useless’, ‘unimportant’, or at the very least, ‘unscientific’, when they see the word ‘esoteric’, and that is unfortunate. Esoteric actually means, ‘belonging to an inner circle’, and originally referred to Greek wisdom-teachings, sometime called ‘philosphy’, that weren’t exoteric, or shared with ‘an outer circle’, i.e., made public.   }Resources : Autopoiesis. This is a relatively brief overview of some of the core concepts of Autopoietic theory, articulated in a way that is intended to be meaningful for those working on autonomous, adaptive or intelligent Agents. There exists a large body of work by two Chilean biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco J. Varela, usually referred to collectively as Autopoietic theory. At the heart of this work lies the description of a process, called 'Autopoiesis'.        }The Icarus Project is a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We advance social justice by fostering mutual aid practices that reconnect healing and collective liberation. We transform ourselves through transforming the world around us.     }This chapter contrasts some of Arthur Koestler’s notions concerning holarchies and holons (as discussed in Koestler’s ‘The Ghost in the Machine‘) with Bohm’s contention that we may best regard thought as a system. Our current hierarchical view of ourselves and of our consciousness (with “I” at the apex, and “my ideas, my emotions, my experiences, and accumulated skills, etc.”, below) can now be shown to be fundamentally incoherent in a number of ways—the central contention being that in actual fact there isn’t and there can be no centre to our consciousness the same way that there is no centre to a river.    }meta-analysis of anti-depressant data.      } : Supplementary Materials for A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain ; Chris Eliasmith,* Terrence C. Stewart, Xuan Choo, Trevor Bekolay, Travis DeWolf, Yichuan Tang, Daniel Rasmussen *To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: . Published 30 November 2012, Science 338, 1202 (2012) DOI: 10.1126/science. 1225266 .    }Neuroscience For Kids.   }NeuroIE studies human cognition and uses advanced neuroscience and biofeedback technology to measure physiological responses in order to acquire data for further analysis, which provides insight into people’s mental states without subjective consciousness control. Then this data, people’s neuro activities with physiological and psychological states in the production process, are applied to operations management to improve processes for workers.   }An entheogen ("generating the divine within") is a chemical substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context that may be synthesized or obtained from natural species. The chemical induces altered states of consciousness, psychological or physiological (e.g., bullet ant venom used by the Satere-Mawe people). Entheogens can supplement many diverse practices for transcendence, and revelation, including meditation, yoga, and prayer, psychedelic and visionary art, chanting, and music including peyote song and psytrance, traditional medicine and psychedelic therapy, witchcraft, magic, and psychonautics. Entheogens have been used in a ritualized context for thousands of years; their religious significance is well established in anthropological and modern evidences. Examples of traditional entheogens include psychedelics like peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and ayahuasca, psychedelic-dissociatives like Tabernanthe iboga, atypical psychedelics like Salvia divinorum, quasi-psychedelics like cannabis and Ipomoea tricolor, deliriants like Amanita muscaria. Traditionally a tea, admixture, or potion like ayahuasca or bhang have been compounded through the work of a shaman or apothecary.   }Hartley's theory helped give birth to the modern study of the connection between the physiology of the brain and "the mind". Hartley believed that sensation is the result of vibrations of the minute particles of the medullary substance of the nerves, made possible by a subtle, elastic ether that was rare in the interstices of solid bodies and in their close neighbourhood. Pleasure was the result of moderate vibrations and pain of violent vibrations, sometimes so violent that they broke the continuity of the nerves. These vibrations left behind a tendency to fainter vibrations or "vibratiuncles" of a similar kind in the brain, which corresponded to "ideas of sensation." This accounted for memory.     }Psychological movements are considered to be post-cognitivist if they are opposed to or move beyond the cognitivist theories posited by Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, David Marr, and others. Researchers who have followed post-cognitive directions include Hubert Dreyfus, Gregory Bateson, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.[1] Their work carries forward some of the work of Martin Heidegger, Jean Piaget, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Lev Vygotsky and others.    }”contemporary pioneers of ...consciousness”.     }Is the human brain, in fact, smarter than a supercomputer with these capabilities? Kwabena Boahen, Ph.D. professor at Stanford University and director of the Brains in Silicon Research Laboratory says it is. “The brain is actually able to do more calculations per second than even the fastest supercomputer,” said Boahen. Of course, the brain makes a single calculation much slower than a supercomputer, but the brain can actually execute more calculations per second because it is “massively parallel.” What this means is that networks of neurons actually work together to simultaneously solve many problems at once. However, in computing platforms, each step must be completed before the next step begins.   }Cognitive Tools (Tucson, Az.)      }With new people showing an interest in and perhaps coming into this field, we might as well make sure to examine the core text: The Embodied Mind. There is a copy online and here is an excerpt, but I highly recommend getting a physical copy. Here is a section entitled The Retreat into Natural Selection, from Chapter 8: Enaction: Embodied Cognition (for what it’s worth, in my last class as a PhD student, I had my colleagues in David Buss‘ Evolutionary Psychology seminar read and discuss this chapter, and they hated it!) .   } a page he calls “Critiques of NewThink”, after Orwell; and here he gives some much needed criticism to much of the endless pseudo-scientific, pseudo-psychological, etc., foolishness that our culture is drowning in these days. Dr. Holmes has had some contact with the Work, that much is clear; but he still spends too much charging at political and governmental windmills (see Don Quixote). People in the work are usually quieter and more serious than all that. Included here, though, owing to the service he has done us with his critiques.   }finally, a good critique of Deepak Chopra’s teachings and foolishness, which hopefully will be good for him and his followers. Mayber a good doctor, he should have just stayed with that, and not gone on wild journeys with his writings, teachings, and seminars. More hero-worship we don’t need in our culture, etc. All that encourages fantasizing and impedes clear and sane thinking.   }here he gives a fairly interesting critique of Pribram holographic brain/mind model. We’ve spent time thinking about Pribram’s and David Bohm’s holographic models, including for perception, thought, consciousness, etc., and find them interesting. It is rare to read book reviews by someone who is intelligent these days. We hope that you enjoy this one.   }he provides, in fact, a good review of Bohm’s writings on holography, and the implicate order, etc., on this webpage.

VI. More Web Tools. (See also JKU Research List. , and Online Tools 2016  .  )      }The Invisible Web is estimated to be literally thousands of times larger than the Web content found with general search engine queries. The major search engines - Google, Yahoo, Ask, Bing - don't bring back all the "hidden" content in a typical search, simply because they can't see that content without specialized search parameters and/or search expertise.    }Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Invisible Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes.   }YubNub is a treasury of user-submitted shortcuts that enable you to search the Web more quickly and efficiently. YubNub is officially a "social command line for the Web", which basically means that you can create your own shortcuts for pretty much anything you've been able to search for on the Web, from a simple site search to much more complex commands.    }Dark Wallet is a community of projects developing a wallet with privacy, scalability and integrity. We see Bitcoin fundamentally as a new tool of business and trade in the free economy, more than a mere payments innovation. The Dark Wallet is our first step into a series of products that will touch upon tools for markets, governance and organisation. These are tools we need for our own communities, where we aim to create self-managed spaces. There’s a system approaching perfection just in time for our disappearance. Let there be dark. Darkwallet is an open source bitcoin wallet that provides a solid foundation of well designed asynchronous code for scalability. Download the app from the github link on this page.    }various Web Services (site slightly old).   }page data bookmarklets. This is an old site, but most of these bookmarklets still work. We have found them useful in our work and Recommend them. Just drag the blue bookmarklet link to your personal toolbar! You can also drag the link up to you bookmarks menu; when the menu opens, drag to whichever place you prefer. To test a bookmarklet, just click on the (blue) ink! These Bookmarklets allow data to be extracted from a webpage.   }these Bookmarklets affect navigation between or within pages.   }what’s new (2007) at Of course, these are old sites, but the bookmarklets are useful and mostly still work.     }metasearches (may duplicate JKU-I,II,III).     }reverse white-, yellow-pages, e-mail, etc.   }This release brings the following main features: atm module (for now only cashout), history cache (final format), adapted for new gateway architecture providing more feedback (deployed on testnet), unlimited storage, lots of fixes.  Please read the full
release notes at:  .   }JSTOR. 2011 Update: all the previous JSTOR links have changed; however, this is still their homepage:    }the site has changed somewhat since 2007 as well.   }one of their PDF handouts. DL 2011. Replacement:   }a little about what it’s for and what they do.    }whose involved with it. DL 2011. Replacement:   }what it is, with links.     }The Kernel is the Daily Dot’s digital Sunday magazine that tackles the Internet’s defining issues and the people behind them. The Kernel digs deep in its pursuit of truth with bold, narrative journalism that drives the conversation about modern Internet life. Daily Dot Media acquired The Kernel in January 2014. The British publication earned a reputation for its investigative reporting and uncompromising examination of tech culture and Web communities.   }Massive Links – For Business and Commercial Shopping.   }Web apps and services from “netculture.happy dot”.    }favourite website awards. Click on links to see winners (2010).  The current winner is:   }Martin H Wefail, the cutting edge project of the week for week of October 27, 2014.   }”green” powered Web in Austin, Texas.   }Profusion is a data science consultancy with a strong digital marketing pedigree and delivery capability. Our team of data scientists (one of the largest in the UK) uses sophisticated techniques to unlock insights into how organisations and people interact. Our consultants, account directors, campaign managers and project architects then turn those insights into high impact strategies and campaigns that bring our clients closer to their customers, employees and suppliers.    }The ISC was created in 2001 following the successful detection, analysis, and widespread warning of the Li0n worm. Today, the ISC provides a free analysis and warning service to thousands of Internet users and organizations, and is actively working with Internet Service Providers to fight back against the most malicious attackers.!4961&app=WordPdf    }The Gurdjieff Work , A lecture by Kevin Langdon, March 20, 1992   }Varela, Francisco - The Embodied Mind.    }Embodied Cognition…Cognition is embodied when it is deeply dependent upon features of the physical body of an agent, that is, when aspects of the agent's body beyond the brain play a significant causal or physically constitutive role in cognitive processing. Human cognition is an example of embodied cognition.     }The Hacker News (THN) is a privately owned Indian company based out of New Delhi, India and has been providing training and knowledge-based solutions since October 2011. Originally founded in November 2010 by Mohit Kumar, The Hacker News has been internationally recognized as a leading news source dedicated to promoting awareness for security experts and hackers. Supported and endorsed by administrators and members of various underground hacking groups and communities worldwide, The Hacker News (THN) has become a worldwide leader in information
security.    }checks URL or IPA against list for phishing and malware. We use the firefox add-on also. (2015)    }search engine; English. WOT stands for Web Of Trust. Wotbox is independent Search Engine that has been in development since October 2002 and live since July 2003. After lying dormant for many years the Wotbox bots came back to life again in the summer of 2012. After many months of development resulted in a brand new index launched in the summer of 2013

VII. Metaphysics; Mr. Kamel doesn’t advocate or refute any particular website. Dr. Dae has made recommendations and refutations on her blogs and on the blogs and forums she participates in.   }New Maps of Heaven” the Conditions of Life on the Spirit Planes. Recommended.   } GOD AS CONSCIOUSNESS-WITHOUT-AN-OBJECT by John C. Lilly: Within the last two years I have come to know a man and his work who run counter to my own simulations and by whom I am influenced beyond previous influences. In 1936, Franklin Merrell-Wolff wrote a journal that was later published as Pathways Through to Space. In 1970 he wrote another book called The Philosophy 0f Consciousness-Without-an-Object.1 In studying his works, and the chronicle of his personal experience I arrived at some places new for me.    }Agnes Hidveghy’s interesting comments on Sacred Geometry.   }Kabala studies. DL 2011. 2015 Replacement:     }Generally speaking, Kabbalah is divided into three categories: the theoretical, which concerns itself primarily with the inner dimensions of reality; the spiritual worlds, souls, angels, and the like, and the meditative, where the goal is to train the person who is studying to reach higher elevated meditative states of consciousness and, perhaps, even a state of prophecy through employing the Divine names, letter permutations, and so forth. The third type of Kabbalah is the magical, which concerns itself with altering and influencing the course of nature. It also uses the Divine names, incantations, amulets, magical seals and various other mystical exercises.    }another massive link-list (56 pages).     }
As noted elsewhere, I was drawn the I Ching by the poetic quality of phrases like “Earth over Thunder,” “Wind over Water,” etc. with little regard to their cultural or historical context. Several decades later, I still contemplate what trigrams might be developed if a parallel series were created, spilling far deeper into the unconscious and emotional realms. What follows are intended to be read in the traditional fashion of I Ching hexagrams.   }eclectic links page, some duplicate previous JKUs.    }Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentinian writer, essayist, poet and translator. He was tremendously influential, writing intricate poems, short stories, and essays that instantiated concepts of dizzying power. His work embraced the "character of unreality in all literature."  The essay collection Borges y la Matemática by Guillermo Martínez outlines how Borges used concepts from mathematics in his work. Other books such as The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel by William Goldbloom Bloch, and Unthinking Thinking: Jorge Luis Borges, Mathematics, and the New Physics by Floyd Merrell also explore this relationship.  Some of his short stories, from which we have drawn inspiration in this project, are reproduced below - The Library of Babel, On Exactitude in Science, and The Aleph.    } this site has a tremendous links-list, one with photos.    }Stan Tenen’s beliefs about Hebrew. DL 2011.  2015 Replacement:    }HyperText Hebrew Alphabet. Chapter 3 of The Cipher of Genesis, by Carlo Suares, Weiser, 1970, "The Letter-Numbers". "Let us now concern ourself with the individual Hebrew letter-numbers according to the code.”    }"My research interests are very diverse, but the dominant theme is the history of cosmology, in which 'cosmology' is defined in the widest sense as knowledge about the structure, workings and origins of the natural world on all levels, including astronomy, geology and biology. Of special interest to me are the earlier or more archaic sources, such as 'ancient' astronomy and global mythology, and more unusual occurrences, such as transient natural events. These may range from relatively mundane earthquakes and solar eclipses to worldwide testimony of a time when the sky looked vastly different than it does today. ‘    }clean site with science and esoteric mixed. Explore this site a little. Samples:   }the music of life. And:   }from the site.  For more about Pythagoras, Music, and Math, see also JKU One  (  ).   }The Academy for Future Science: The Pistis Sophia.    }claims relationship with Biblical Order of Melchizedek.   }El Aleph, 1945. Translation by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni in collaboration with the author. This is the, of course, novel by Jorge Luis Borges.   }AMORC (San Jose, Ca.)     }Religious Science Int’l. = Science of Mind.  DL 2011.  However, the site is still up at   }and you can link to their courses, distance learning, etc., from there.  Also   }has their mission and vision statements, and their links.    }Martin Gray visited 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries.   }their homepage.   }the Sacred Science Institute, where ancient wisdom and future science meet.   }Eberhard Wortmann, The Law of the Cosmos, Divine Harmony according to Plato’s Republic and Timaeus: the Platonic riddle of numbers solved, with illustrations. Page has samples and links.    }” The Seattle Metaphysical Library (legally known as the AS-YOU-LIKE-IT Library) was established in Seattle in 1961. We have grown over the past five decades to hold over 13,000 books plus many hundreds of audio and video tapes, CDs, DVDs, magazines and newspaper clippings on a variety of metaphysical and spiritual topics, as well as material selected help remove the Veil of Maya - the veil of illusion - from our eyes.”   }”The work giving the title of History of Eternity deals with the time and its denial and examines two conflicting conceptions of eternity: the Alexandrian with Platonic roots, and the Christian, born with the Trinitarian doctrine of Irenaeus and formalized by San Agustin. Two other digressions penetrating study of Nietzsche's doctrine of the eternal return and concepts based on the recurring character of the historic movement. The analysis of classical versions of 1001 Nights illustrates the cultural and historical conditioning of the work of translation.”   }clean, well-organized site of esoteric, metaphysics, etc.     }The first and biggest spiritual website on the net. Lots of resources. Classes, chat rooms, mailing lists, archives, member services.    }different spin on Science and Religion. (Site is slightly changed from original version.) Syntropy magazine’s editor: author.   }” The Women of Wisdom Foundation is a National Women's Organization based in Seattle, providing diverse and innovative programs that offer women opportunities for personal growth and transformation. WOW promotes women's spirituality, creativity and wholeness, and empowers women's voices and their contributions to the world, honoring the Divine Feminine in all. Womens events include a range of mind body and spirit topics for a full healing experience.”   }Holarchies.  Holarchy is a word coined by Arthur Koestler. It is a combination between the Greek word 'holos' meaning whole and the word 'hierarchy'. It is a hierarchically organized structure of units or entities that are called 'Holons'. Each Holon could be regarded as either a whole or as a part depending on how one looks at it. A Holon will look as a whole to those parts beneath it in the hierarchy, but it will look as a part to the wholes above it. So, a Holarchy is then a whole that is also a structure of parts that are in themselves wholes.

VIII. Music and Video.     }Hopeful, positive New age music by Michael Wise and Mark Watson. Composer Michael Wise deceased. DL 2011.  2015 Replacement:     }Richard Shulman’s albums include Ascension Harmonics 1994, Music For Magnified Healing 2000, Music To Walk The Labrynth 2000, Open Spaces 2000, Light Music To Clear And Align The Chakras 2000, New Beginnings 2003, Sacred Music For Healing Hands Vol.1 & 2  2006, Music Of Peace 2006, A Higher Dimension 2009, and Sky Jazz 2009. Their newest album is Ascension Harmonics: Sacred Attunements Through Music, by Richard Shulman & Samuel Welsh, December 24, 2013.    }For 50 years the Paolo Soleri Studios have produced a wide range of bronze and aluminum sculptural pieces renowned the world over. The bronze and aluminum foundry at both Cosanti and Arcosanti typically pour two to three heats, a hundred pounds of bronze a day, with an average of 50 bells a heat. Sand casting, lost Styrofoam and lost wax techniques are used to create large mobile-like bell assemblages. Custom pieces with both patina and burnished finishes are sought after by collectors and adorn public and private buildings, residences and art galleries around the world. For site-specific custom installations, visit the Soleri Studios website      }one headlight, by the wallfowers.    }some Orb. DL 2011.  Replacement:   }little fluffy clouds. 4:26     }and some Orbital. DL 2011.   Replacement:   }orbital, halcyon and on. 9:26.     }St. Etienne, Fox Base Alpha. DL 2011.  Replacement substitute:   }only love can break your heart 4:19.    }next is the e.  If the link doesn't play, or it's broken, you can hear the Club Mix of Next Is The E, on Jone's podcast "Amphibian", mostly Moby and Bjork, here:    }.    }'Radio NOIR' was debuted, befittingly, at ‘the Dissident Arts Festival 2011’ in New York. The ensemble reflects the fervent radicalism & sounds of the 1930s even as it embraces the ethics of downtown New Music & the passion of Free Jazz. Here, revolutionary politics rumpus with daring soundscapes. Their EP, "The Lost Broadcast” offers a re-imagined Depression-era standard, a reconstructed Woody Guthrie ballad, a recitation of composer Hanns Eisler’s speech against HUAC (backed by free improv), & an original modernist blues dedicated to the Harlem Renaissance. Just think of it as Dissident Swing and Art Deco-Damaged Protest Song… Xylophonist/Percussionist John Pietaro’s work reflects the xylophone soloists of the Jazz Age and a century of revolutionary musicians from free improvisers and protest singers to modernist composers and Marxist cultural workers.   }into the night, video montage set to “into the night.” 4:14.   }silver strain, a blue rose. 5:51. Twin Peaks. 5:51.   }aseptic void, the world spins, 4:15.   }evening raga, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, 12:04.   }video about the Insight Prison Project. 3:41. Recommended.   }Buddhist teacher, former inmate and founder of several prison service organizations Fleet Maull talks about life behind bars. Even in the hostile prison environment, Fleet found that people would eventually reveal their humanity, which inspired him to rededicate his life to spiritual practice and service. 3:34.      }Truth and Trust: Maturana and Von Foerster, 24:48.   The first of a series of three 30 minute videos produced by the American Society for Cybernetics and Change Management Systems, directed by Pille Bunnell, 1998. This one is about Science and Reality.     }Future to be Determined, Maturana and von Foerster, 24:33. The second of a series of three 30 minute videos produced by the American Society for Cybernetics and Change Management Systems, directed by Pille Bunnell, 1998.      }The Matrix that Embeds, Maturana and Von Foerster, 26:59.  The third of a series of three 30 minute videos produced by the American Society for Cybernetics and Change Management Systems, directed by Pille Bunnell, 1998.    }Francisco Varela on science, art and religion 1983, 20:58. Produced by marlon barrios solano, for and   }monolake, void. 3:19. Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music © 2009.   }loscil, endless falls. 7:55. from the album Endless Falls.   }julien neto, Saraa. 2:28. CPC001 - Inflorescence - the best of camomille v1 by Various Artists , pics by Louis Loah.   }julien neto, fascination pour les oevres…   5:51.      }Hailed is Miasmah rather in silent devotion  in 'Lighted Apartment';  is in fact not the  party firecracker but an appropriate autumnal Ambient Compilation.  The compilation has it all: 10 tracks with an hour playing time want to make the listener cold October evenings bearable.  The music ranges from drifting landscape pads, accoustic sounds of hammering glasses , to darker technoish monotonism. overall, just what you need to get yourself through the cold and windy autumn nights.     }This video uses Google Earth and other new technologies to shed light on the issue of logging on public forest lands and to show the difference between national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas. 8:05.  1 of 3.    }This video uses Google Earth and other new technologies to shed light on the issue of logging on public forest lands and to show the difference between national forests, national parks, and wilderness areas. 9:22. 2 of 3.          }This eye-opening 25-minute film makes clear the differences between the misconceptions of public forests and the reality, using a compelling mix of old and new technologies. The message is clear – enact laws to end logging and other extraction on public lands. You won’t see anything like this anywhere else! The video is in three parts, listed in order. 7:09. 3 of 3.    }Intershelter dome goes up in no time. 1:19.   }An edited version of Jiddu Krishnamurti interviewed by Dr. Allan Anderson on PBS in 1974, focusing on the art of seeing and listening. 9:52. √     }mystery shortwave mystery music, 1:01.  Jae: sounds like orchestral European Folkmusic.  Jone: sounds like orchestral Balkan Folkdance music.     }Chladni Plate Video: Circular Centered Chladni Plate. The driver speaker is attached at the center. Standing wave patterns form at particular frequencies. The sand settles along nodal lines.  3:50.    }The Miracle of 528 Hz Solfeggio and Fibonacci numbers,  9:52.  

IX. Science.    }Disaster Archaeology, an upcoming interdisciplinary science, emerges and establishes itself as a uniquely significant part of the fields that deal with environmental studies, hazards, risk management, prevention policies and mitigation plans all over the world. Considering that the functions and the results of disasters, the human response to hazards and the carrying capacity of natural and human ecosystems do vary considerably in space and time, modern scientists can detect the spatial and temporal distribution of hazards.   }Today, we should pay closer attention to the culture of crisis/ disaster, past or present, and look at how the disaster inscribes itself on the psyche and reconfigures hyper-modern subjectivity while also examining how politics must biologically constitute itself when faced with the catastrophe that is always to come. The archaeodisasters’ story needs to be told through the meta-optics of politics/influence, science/conviction, vulnerability/recovery and technology/nature.    }a site for Science Hobbyists. Still a cool site. for example, if you click on neodymium supermagnets, you’ll got to a page with a video on supermagnet bead tricks, 2:23.    }David Bohm’s “rheomode”.  See also Jae Kamel’s Dictionary (     }for more on ‘rheomode’.   }Physics 2000 relies heavily on the use of interactive "applets" like the one to the left. These are different from the typical animations you see on the Internet because you can actually interact with them. Try clicking on the blue ball (representing a negative charge) and dragging it around to see how it affects the nearby water molecule.   }”The Electric Universe theory highlights the importance of electricity throughout the Universe. It is based on the recognition of existing natural electrical phenomena (eg. lightning, St Elmo's Fire), and the known properties of plasmas (ionized "gases") which make up 99.999% of the visible universe, and react strongly to electro-magnetic fields. Much of the material considered by the Electric Universe is peer-reviewed, but not all (see Speculative Theories, below).”    }This, too, is Science. 2011 Update: They have new videos on their site. However, one doesn’t work, so here’s another URL for it:    }Orbs: Weird Science (see also JKU Part Deux ).   }”Where did we come from? What is the true history of humankind? Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson challenge the prevailing theory of Darwinian evolution with their groundbreaking work Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. Forbidden Archeology was first released in 1993 and quickly became an underground classic. Today it is a bestseller, with foreign editions in over twenty languages, presenting both accepted and anomalous scientific evidence defying traditional ideas concerning human evolution.”   }Our objective is to study historical information regarding the structure, workings and origins of nature, with special emphasis on transient events. As scientists now recognize plasma as the dominant state of matter in the universe, the subject is conveniently referred to as plasma mythology. This eye-catching term serves to distinguish the present approach from more traditional schools of 'nature mythology', that did not acknowledge the significant role of transient events in human traditions.   }Heliophysics goal: Understand the Sun and its interactions with the Earth and the solar system. At the center of our solar system is a magnetic variable star, our Sun, that drives the space environment of the planets, including the Earth, and sculpts the flows of interplanetary space itself. At the dawn of the space age, the earliest experiments discovered this link between the Sun and the Earth: Explorer 1 (1958—radiation belts), Mariner 2 (1962—solar wind) and Skylab (1973—coronal mass ejections and coronal holes as the source of solar wind). This led to the understanding that stars interact with the universe not just through gravity and photon radiation but also through electromagnetic fields and particles.       }monitoring the El Niño conditions, mostly using moored ocean buoys. Ocean surface temperature was one of the indicators that Jim Berkland used for his accurate earthquake predictions.  Real-time data from moored ocean buoys for improved detection, understanding and prediction of El Niño and La Niña.   }antigravity news and space drive technology. Unfortunately, many of the links on this page are broken; it is an older site. However this   }is still available. “An overview of "Anti-Gravity" Technology is presented. Emphasis is placed on the review consensus of this intriguing science, its current technical status, the conclusions that have been reached, and the concerns that this technology faces. It is found that several physicists have mathematical theories that support the generation of an antigravitational field, several experimentalists have successfully and repeatedly demonstrated antigravitational effects, and that the sightings of man-made or Earth-built antigravity craft have been seen throughout history, up to and including the present day.”    }Understanding the complex behavior of confined plasmas has led researchers to formulate the fundamental equations of plasma physics. This foundational work and understanding of plasmas has led to important advances in computers, lighting, waste handling, space physics, switches and relays, and lasers.    }Radio and plasma wave tutorials. Work on these tutorials is progressing slowly on a volunteer basis. Eventually we hope to provide a searchable index and discussions of many topics at various levels. If you have material that you would like to donate, please send e-mail to larry - granroth @ uiowa . edu.   } Plasmas are not just the "fourth state of matter" - they are really the first state in modern cosmology, and they continue to be, by far, the dominant state of visible matter in the universe; perhaps also of invisible matter as well if so-called "dark matter" continues to remain unobserved and unexplained.   }Plasma science and technology has tremendous, largely untapped potential for 21st century applications over the full range of energy, time, and spatial scales.  (fusion specific topics are not included).   }Stephen j. Crothers ‘an example of suppression in science”.    }Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers have analysed the properties of supercritical water.  In liquid water at room temperature, almost all hydrogen molecules are bound via hydrogen bonds. In supercritical water, however, isolated clusters are formed. They consist of water molecules that are bound inside the cluster via hydrogen bonds, but do not have any hydrogen bonds to other clusters. The number of clusters of different sizes differs between supercritical states with high and low density. Properties of the gas phase are prevailing in supercritical water with low density, those of the liquid phase in supercritical water with high density.   }”The purpose of science is to discover the true nature of Earth and Universe and to convey that knowledge truthfully to people everywhere.” However, it does not do that anymore.     }It’s a Musical Universe: this is Science not Metaphysics.   }traditions of science. “Although the gap between scientific and traditional cosmology is wide and radical in theory, it is considerably smaller in practice, for two reasons.”   }The Nature of Nature Gods. Ancient mythology ascribes godlike identities to the forces of nature. Could they be representations of plasma phenomena?    }transient lunar phenomema. “The Moon is dominated by gigantic circular structures where unusual luminous discharges have been observed. Are they indicative of past electrical events? “   }Earth’s surface recently formed. “TPODs Explain Why Surface Features Must Be Recent. Although conventional dating methods say that rock strata are millions of years old, there's much evidence that they formed much more recently. So I looked for TPODs that say this. Here they are. “    }more on David Bohm.     }nice set of links, whole systems, etc. 2011 Update: many of the links are still good.    }Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!
29:46.  During our 28 minute conversation with Noam Chomsky we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the balance between his academic and his political life; artificial intelligence and reverse engineering the human brain; why in his view both Deep Blue and Watson are little more than PR; the slow but substantial progress of our civilization; the technological singularity...    }demonstration of Lenz’s law, 1:34.   }they didn’t have enough Tesla coils for their party.  These babies solved that problem.    }Tesla Coil w/ Synchronous Rotary Spark Gap, 0:57.    }A theory of solar system formation based on quantum vibration will be presented. Through quantum vibration, the compression and expansion of plasma in space is used to explain solar system formation and solar activity cycles. This theory also helps explain how plasma density in space is the key indicator that links to various types of natural disasters. Laboratory experiments and case studies based on satellite data will be presented to confirm the theory. Dr. Kongpop U-yen obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. As an electric universe enthusiast, he has conducted an independent research on topics related to space weather and solar activities predictions.   44:22.

X. History. (see also the JKU Academic Research List for history websites  )    Changes, crises, disasters, collapses.. the story of humanity.. Today, we should pay closer attention to the culture of crisis/ disaster, past or present, and look at how the disaster inscribes itself on the psyche and reconfigures hyper-modern subjectivity while also examining how politics must biologically constitute itself when faced with the catastrophe that is always to come. The archaeodisasters’ story needs to be told through the meta-optics of politics/influence, science/conviction, vulnerability/recovery and technology/nature. Disaster science therefore must be a science of the limit-experience of the Biosphere and a science of “conditions”. From Forensic scientific fields to Earth Sciences and Humanities, from Environmental and Landscape Archaeology to Salvage and Public Archaeology,  from Disaster Mythology and Astrology, to Eco-Anthropology, Disaster & Anarchist Anthropology and Behavioural Modernities, Disaster Archaeology has a broaden spectrum of topics, views, practice and contribution to unfold.     }nice site for your children, etc. DL 2011 Replacement:      }Although most people know that a list exists of the Seven World Wonders, only few can name them. The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was originally compiled around the second century BC. The first reference to the idea is found in History of Herodotus as long ago as the 5th century BC. Decades later, Greek historians wrote about the greatest monuments at the time. Callimachus of Cyrene (305BC-240BC), Chief Librarian of the Alexandria Mouseion, wrote "A Collection of Wonders around the World". All we know about the collection is its title, for it was destroyed with the Alexandria Library.     }Sacred sites are the most loved and visited places on planet earth. Since prehistoric times they have exerted a mysterious attraction on billions of pilgrims from every region and religion. These holy places have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind, and awaken the soul. Anthropologist Martin Gray spent 20 years as a wandering pilgrim to study and artistically photograph 1000 sacred sites in 80 countries. This web site features Martin’s sacred art photographs, has information regarding photograph orders, and shows the location of sacred places and pilgrimage shrines all around the world.    }the Ancient World Web. "Happy Summer! I'm almost all caught up. I've got 10 sites in the queue that provide free quality information, but have a significant commercial aspect. I'm evaluating those for balance of information to commerce before I decide whether to add them.  There are also 10 marginal sites that I'm still deciding if they are relevant enough for the Ancient World Web. Those outstanding questions should be resolved over the next few weeks. I forgot to refresh the site with the new links last week (Sorry!), so I've updated the site additions to today's date to give them the full window on the What's New page."    }Abzu is a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world. The editor of Abzu is Charles E. Jones, Head Librarian Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.   Contact the editor directly at  Abzu has been available on the Internet since 5 October, 1994.The current Abzu resource has been made possible with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The most frequently asked question from users of Abzu is about the meaning of the word "Abzu".  For those who need a fuller explanation, track down this volume and read the whole article or see the entry for Abzu in the ePSD .    }glimpses of South Asia before 1947, + Mohenjo-Daro,etc. 2011 Update: this is still a good site, but the articles go through Facebook now, so, here’s the URL of one of her typical responses  to questions (we used our facebook account to get it for you):   }how/why did the Indus Valley Civilization(s) come to an end?      }The Note: This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. You really just have to read it. We think it is so good that it demands to be as accessible as possible. Once you've finished it, we're sure you'll agree. In fact, years ago, we would offer people twenty dollars if they read the book and didn't think it was completely worth their time. Of all the people who took us up on it, no one collected. The disclaimer: This version is made from OCR. That is a fancy way of saying that we scanned in and coded over six hundred fifty pages. There will be a few small occasional errors: spelling mistakes, odd punctuation, and the like. If you see any, please contact us. We have posted it in spite of these mistakes for two simple reasons. First, the book is worth a mistake or two because it really deserves the widest audience possible. Second, we are sure that once you new people begin reading it, you'll go out and get a physical copy. You should go and get it (and ones for your friends and family). At this point, A People's
History Of The United States is available in regular form, read aloud on audio, on posters, in a tea
ching edition, and as just the twentieth century chapters (we have all but the posters). And now here. Please Enjoy!     }History Is A Weapon's response to the cease and desist order from HarperCollins concerning A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.     }std. History i.e. old-school Uniformitarians, etc. 2011 Update: this site is down, but we’ve found the former contents, in a list of pdfs, w/o the HTML, etc. It’s   }just click on the pdf you’re interested in. 2016 Update: the replacement link is broken now, as well; and "Killeen Roos" prevented from scanning it, and apparently google cache as well. That was done by setting the "robots.txt" file to show "no spiders". Soooo....   Here is a page with links to some of the best Ancient History site on the Web, but still standard, old-school, Uniformitarian sites.       }a good list, thorough, some of those sites are already on this List or other JKU.   }wiseacring about why civilizations collapse.    }Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.     }Welcome to the website of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Project (PSD). The PSD is preparing an exhaustive dictionary of the Sumerian language which aims to be useful to non-specialists as well as Sumerologists. In addition, we are developing tools and datasets for working with the Sumerian language and its text-corpora. All materials will be made freely available on this website. 


1.  Q: Isn’t this List just repeating the Links from Harmony’s site?
     A: No, the Links have been pursued to any interesting sites of relevance,
          and the DLs weeded out and so forth, for your shopping convenience.

2.  Q: What are DLs?
     A: See JKU-I and JKU-II for more information about these.

3.  Q: When was the word ‘homeless’ officially changed to ‘homefree’?
     A: In 2004, in the poem, Why I Sit. But the trend away from words
          of the form “-less” and toward those of the form “-free”, has been
          happening for about 30 years already.

4.  Q: I noticed that your List is different from Harmony’s. What did you do
           besides remove the dead links and lost domain names?
    A: We also tried to remove duplications by area or category, place items
          into correct categories, and avoid geographical areas too distant from the U.S.A.

5.  Q: What’s a Homefree Refuge?
     A: This is, of course, a place where Homefree persons receive temporary housing.

6.  Q: Why have the Usenet and FTP sites been omitted?
     A: Because the typical reader (of this document) won’t know what they are or how
           to use them. Restricting the List to Web URLs makes it simpler for everyone.

7.  Q: How did you decide what the best of Harmony’s Links are?
     A:  See also the answers to the above questions. Readers of JKU are a select list,
           and this is not for the general public. Sites that folks can or most likely would have found by themselves   are omitted; obvious examples are, online dictionaries, newspapers, e-zines, and the like. All print  publications today are chock-full of URLs and have been for 10 or 15 years. JKU attempts to bring to  you, the sites you won’t be seeing otherwise, music you might not have heard, videos you might not  have seen. We  also want to  present the core of Harmony’s vision, without all the redundancies            and window-dressing. In some cases, her dead-links have been replaced by URLs of still extant websites.

8. Q: Where did Harmony find all her homefree links?
    A: She travelled all over the country, and recorded the websites of places that were helping the homefree, etc. This was in about 1998; the authors met her and her companion in 1999.

9. Q: So, how old is Harmony’s website? How old is your List?
    A:  According to Network Solutions, the site ( ) was made on   December 1, 2002, about one year  after they moved. We met in San Luis Obispo in the year 2000.  According to Netcraft, the site was first  seen (by them) in August, 2011. The site was last  refreshed on  the server, probably by the netblock owner, today, December 19,  2012. Our List (http://sdrvms/y2PQu6)   was made in  2007 and first released on July 30,  2007.

10. Q: Is there a way that we can contact Harmony?
      A: We aren’t sure. She seems to us to be deceased, but we have no proof of that. Her last  known e-mail was , and that of her partner, Bjorn Tore, was ; he was her site’s administrator. Bjorn Tore was also the site’s listed registrant, and he  lived in Tonsberg, Norway (, at that time.

11. Q: So, how can we contact you?
      A: We recommend using our e-mail for that.
            Jae Kamel:
            Jone Dae: .

12. Q: So where is this poem, Why I Sit?
      A:  It’s at!6595&ithint=file%2cdocx&app=Word&authkey=!ABhiOVHD1mAH6eg  .

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